12% deficit in monsoon; rainfall at 5-year low

Vishwanath Kulkarni

The South-West Monsoon, lifeline of country’s agriculture, has ended with a shortfall of aro... »
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Trading relationship with India among the best in the world, says Canadian province

Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Endowed with abundant natural resources, Saskatchewan is among the fastest growing provinces... »

Rains persist over South as monsoon exits from more areas in North

Vinson Kurian

The withdrawal of southwest monsoon will gather pace from tomorrow when it is forecast to start... »

Coconut output down 14% last season

V Sajeev Kumar

Coconut production has dropped by 14 per cent in the 2013-14 season that ended in June du... »

Foreign cos entering fertiliser sector would benefit us: IFFCO

U S Awasthi


Indian Farmers and Fertilisers Cooperative (IFFCO) Limited today said it would benefit from the... »

New members in ATMA

Raghupati Singhania

Our Bureau

At the 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; and... »

Coconut oil prices decline on lower demand

V. Sajeev Kumar

Absence of strong corporate buying and lack of local demand has impacted the coconut oil market in Kerala and Tamil Nadu this week, bringing down prices further.     Due to... »

Polls, festival to delay cane crushing in Maharashtra

Our Bureau

Upcoming assembly elections and the festival season could delay the start of sugarcane crushing in Maharashtra, the largest sugar producing State, by about a fortnight to early November. »

Cardamom rules steady as demand matches supply

GK Nair

With demand matching supply, cardamom prices ruled steady at the auctions last week.Arrivals continued to increase as the second round of picking is in full swing in all estates.»

Centre promises relief to rubber growers

PTI/Our Bureau

The Centre will give top priority to providing relief to rubber growers in crisis because of the fall in prices, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. “The priority... »

Mohani Tea ships 13 tonne tea worth Rs 50 lakh to Nigeria


Mohani Tea has ventured into export business with shipments of 13 tonnes worth Rs 50 lakhs to Nigeria this year.The company is exploring the Sub Saharan West African Region comprising countries li... »

Prices mixed at Kochi tea auction

V. Sajeev Kumar

Better liquoring varieties witnessed a price increase at the Kochi tea auction last week. However, the prices were irregular and lower for teas which showed a decline in their liquoring properties... »

Kerala CM wants curbs on rubber imports

V Sajeev Kumar

To safeguard the interest of the rubber sector, the Union Commerce Ministry will consider stakeholders’ view before formulating any programmes and policies. This was stated by Nirmala Si... »

CCMB-DRR win CSIR award

Our Bureau

A new variety of Samba Mahsuri rice, which is resistant to bacterial blight, high yielding and possessing fine-grains has been developed and deployed by Indian researchers. This i... »

Minister: Growing demand underlines need to promote spices domestically

Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Seetharaman (second left) with Kerala CM Oommen Chandy (right extreme) during the launch of a workshop on Composite Promotion for Spices in Kochi on Friday. Congress MP K V Thomas (left extreme) is also seen. - PTI

V. Sajeev Kumar

Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Seetharaman has emphasised the need to promote spices domestically, considering the growing local demand.  She also called for a composit... »

Icrisat, Ramoji Film City enter into pact

Indian firm develops vaccine for Blue Tongue

Cashew council elects members

KCR asks PM to retain rice levy

‘Kisan Mandi’ to bring farmers and consumers closer

TN sets up price stabilisation fund to protect small tea growers

Tea traders oppose hike in lease rate at Kochi port

Volumes rise at Coonoor tea sale after 4 weeks

Monsoon withdrawal gathers pace as season awaits closure

Vinson Kurian

The cyclonic circulation over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea may be sustaining thundershowers in the peninsula, but it also hastening monsoon withdrawal in the region. »

CCFI claims Greenpeace bent on derailing Indian agriculture 

Tomojit Basu

The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) furthered its stand against foreign funded NGOs in India at an event here on Wednesday where controversial ecologist and former Greenpeace member Dr. P... »

Bayer’s new fungicide for wheat seed treatment

Our Bureau

Bayer CropScience has launched a new fungicide Raxil Easy, a seed treatment product for the control of loose smut disease in wheat. The new product was launched in the markets of Karnal in... »

Bayer launches wheat seed treatment product

Our Bureau

Bayer CropScience has launched new fungicide Raxil Easy, a seed treatment product for the control of loose smut disease in wheat. The new product was launched in the markets of Karnal in Hary... »

When will you repay farmers’ dues in full? Govt asks sugar companies

Ram Vilas Paswan

Our Bureau

The Government has asked the sugar companies to give a timeline by when it would clear the ₹7,000 crore sugarcane arrears to farmers. Speaking to media on the sidelines of an edible oil e... »

Rubber Mark suggests setting up price stabilisation fund

V. Sajeev Kumar

Rubber Mark, the apex federation of primary cooperative rubber marketing societies, has suggested setting up of a ₹1,000 crore price stabilisation fund to compensate the loss to farmers due to pri... »

A quarry that produces organic fruits

AJ Vinayak

Those who visited the laterite quarries near the industrial park at Ganjimath in Mangalore taluk three decades ago would not have imagined that they would see an organic farm in the years to come. »

‘Promote spices domestically to meet growing demand’

Our Bureau

The Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman has emphasised the need to promote spices domestically considering the growing local demand. She also called for a composite a... »

Will devise policies after assessing stakeholders view: Minister

V. Sajeev Kumar

To safeguard the interest of rubber sector, the Union Commerce Ministry will consider stakeholders view before formulating any programmes and policies.This was stated by Nirmala Sitharam... »

Solvent extractors seek hike in edibile oil duty


Indian edible oil refiners are seeking a steep hike in import duty on edible oils as local oilseed prices have fallen due to a surge in shipments of cheaper palm oil. Higher import duty o... »

Monsoon resumes withdrawal from N-W as South stays wet

Cotton body gears up for MSP operations as prices dip

Composite promotion for spices

‘Agro-productivity, industry hit by distorted pricing policy’

Wagh Bakri supports Greenpeace for eliminating pesticides from tea cultivation

Icrisat to invest $5 mn in Africa

Slack buying saps rubber

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