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Brewing Pacific typhoon will nudge monsoon to wag tail over South India

Vinson Kurian

The emerging wet session from the monsoon on retreat is being bankrolled by an intense typhoon-i... »

Kharif sowing down 2.5%

Our Bureau

The area under rice and cotton has exceeded last year’s level during the current kharif s... »

China’s move to cut cotton imports to hurt growers

Vishwanath Kulkarni

China’s decision to reduce cotton imports will hurt Indian farmers more. The latest move... »

Cardamom loses flavour as supply rises

GK Nair

Cardamom prices slipped at the auctions last week following an upsurge in supply.P... »

Tobacco Board sets export target at Rs 10,000 cr

Our Bureau

The Tobacco Board is making all efforts to improve the quality of leaf tobacco exported from the... »

Tea prices rise at Coonoor sales

PS Sundar

For the third consecutive week, average prices rose by ₹4 a kg at the auctions of the Coonoor Tea Trade Association. The average price at Sale No: 38 rose to ₹75.29 a kg from last week’s ₹7... »

Kochi tea prices gather steam on demand

Our Bureau

A higher demand perked up prices of some varieties of tea at the Kochi auction this week. Good liquoring varieties along with popular marks in the CTC dust category was dearer by ₹2-3 a... »

Tea body seeks funds for e-auction

Our Bureau

The Tea Trade Association of Coimbatore (TTAC) has appealed to the Tea Board to persuade the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to allocate funds for running the electronic auction. Address... »

Deep sea fishing policy: Fishermen body urges Centre to reject panel’s recommendations

V. Sajeev Kumar

The fishing folk have called upon the Centre to reject the expert panels’ recommendations on deep sea fishing policy, as it would hurt both the sector as well as fishing operations hardly. »

Centre urges tea industry to increase funding in research

Arun Narain Singh (right), Chairman of the Indian Tea Association, with Amit Mitra, Minister of Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industry, West Bengal, at the 131st Annual General Meeting of the ITA in Kolkata on Friday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

Pratim Ranjan Bose

The Union Government has urged the tea companies to increase funding in research - particularly to enhance productivity, explore scope of mechanisation, quality and climate risk mitigation – for l... »

Planters’ body wants Kerala not to hike taxes

Our Bureau

The plantation industry has taken strong exception to the Kerala Government’s decision to hike taxes at a time when the sector is going through a tough phase. Association of Planters of... »

Vegoil prices unlikely to fall until November

Our Bureau

Vegetable oil prices, which are rising once again after falling to record lows in early September, are now likely to fall only after Diwali as domestic production steps-up on revival of monsoon in... »

Kerala plantation industry resent tax hike proposal

V. Sajeev Kumar

The plantation industry has taken strong exception of the Kerala Government’s decision to hike taxes at a time when the industry is going through a tough phase. The government’s move to e... »

India's water reservoirs at 79% of capacity: govt

Reuters

Water levels in India's main reservoirs in the week to Sept. 18 were at 79 per cent of capacity, down just 5 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed, aided by a late revival... »

Monsoon deficit worsens to 12% as withdrawal is on track

Vinson Kurian

With exactly 12 days to go for the end of the season, the monsoon has now run up a deficit of similar figure in percentage terms, a notch up than the week just past. This needs to be... »

Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

Cautious global buyers delay soyabean contracts as prices fall

Govt launches geo-informatics project to help assess horti crops

‘Low’ in Bay of Bengal fetches rain for peninsular India

Amul in talks with Galactika to enter Russian market

Tata tea relaunches Kannan Devan in Kerala

For the 5th year in a row, surplus seen in sugar output

Mohinder Gupta is nominated as new President of AIRIA

APEDA signs MoU for setting up cold storage infrastructure

Our Bureau

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maharashtra State Warehousing Corporation, (MSWC) for setting... »

Laurels for tea estate

Our Bureau

Lockhart Estate of Harrisons Malayalam Ltd has received certifications from Trustea, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. It had recently gone through a rigorous verification process by an... »

Tea companies urged to step up research funding

Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Our Bureau

The Centre has urged tea companies to step up funding in research to enhance productivity, explore scope of mechanisation, improve quality and mitigate climate risk for long-term sustain... »

Monsoon returning to South, rains may spill into October

South Kerala and adjoining south Tamil Nadu may be in for some heavy showers.

Vinson Kurian

As the monsoon 2014 prepares to enter the last week, the rain deficit figure stands at 12 per cent with northwest India expectedly ending up the worst hit. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Hary... »

Mixed trend in rubber prices

Our Correspondent

Sheet rubber improved to ₹126 (₹125.50) a kg, according to traders on Friday. The grade was quoted firm at ₹123.50 (₹123) and ₹120.50 (₹120) respectively, by the Rubber Board and dealers. The tren... »

Worried over low prices, rubber growers stop tapping

Aravindan

Rubber prices have dropped to levels of ₹120 a kg despite efforts to prevent the downtrend in rubber prices by various stakeholders in the industry. The Kerala Government’s efforts to dr... »

Kharif output likely to drop from last year, could improve: Ministry

A shortfall in rain from the delayed monsoon is likely to see total crop production fall from the highs seen last year.

Tomojit Basu

The first advance Kharif foodgrain production estimates released by the Government here on Friday projected a decline of over 7 per cent due to deficient monsoon rains, compared with the record hi... »

New Zealand researcher helps sequence genome that makes sheep’s woolly coat

Our Bureau

An international team is said to have sequenced the sheep genome, pinpointing genes that are unique to sheep, including those that help support secretion of grease needed to maintain wool. »

Prices perk up at Kochi tea auction

Our Bureau

Better demand perked up prices of some varieties of tea at the Kochi Tea auction this week. Good liquoring varieties along with popular marks in the CTC dust category were dearer by Rs 2... »

Nilgiri winter speciality tea auction likely next year

PS SUNDAR

The highly-rewarding speciality tea auction for Nilgiri winter teas which could not be held this calendar is likely to resume next year.This follows the assurance given by Tea Board... »

DGCX to begin black pepper contracts early next year

‘Vegetable oil prices unlikely to fall until November’

'Vermi-technology, key for organic waste management'

FMC lets MCX launch contracts up to March

Volume drops at Coonoor tea auction

New head for rubber industries body

Monsoon readying to withdraw from North-West

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