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SJM, farmers’ groups oppose Maharashtra clearance for GM field trials 

Tomojit Basu

The Maharashtra Government may have given no objection certificates (NOCs) to open field trials... »

Coffee Board to monetise ‘Coffees of India’ logos

Vishwanath Kulkarni

New initiative expected to encourage and promote the Indian brew in overseas markets »

India, China, Indonesia want cap on foodgrain procurement removed

For food security Since the Bali deal on food procurement is subject to a number of conditions, India wants a 'simple solution' to this vexatious problem.

Amiti Sen

Maintaining its hard posture on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Indi... »

Heritage Foods' Q3 net drops to Rs 5.5 cr as input costs rise

V. Rishi Kumar

Heritage Foods Ltd has posted a lower net profit of Rs 5.48 crore for the third quarter ended De... »

Sugar output seen rising; cane arrears top ₹11,000 cr

Our Bureau

With sugarcane arrears climbing to Rs. 11,000 crore this month and India likely to produce 26 mi... »

Agri-biz

Tyre makers not buying rubber at reference price, say growers

Our Bureau

Rubber procurement drive by tyre companies at the initiative of Kerala Government from th... »

Agri-biz

Rubber procurement drive facing rough weather in Kerala

V. Sajeev Kumar

The rubber procurement drive by tyre companies at the initiative of Kerala Government from the d... »

Agri-biz

Buyer resistance saps rubber

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber turned weak on Friday. The market opened almost steady but lost the... »

Agri-biz

Re-constitute Tea Board, say growers

PS SUNDAR

Growers have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to re-constitute Tea Board and prov... »

Agri-biz

Fresh rain-maker western disturbance to arrive over North-West

Vinson Kurian

North-West India’s productive tryst with rain-maker western disturbances is set to contin... »

Agri-biz

This mobile app helps digitise small farmers data

Our Bureau

SourceTrace Agri Business solution tracks the flow of goods from the farmer’s field (source) to... »

Buyer resistance saps rubber

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber turned weak on Friday. The market opened almost steady but lost the initial strength on buyer resistance. RSS 4 declined to ₹120 (₹121) a kg, according to traders. The... »

Tyre makers not buying rubber at reference price, say growers

Our Bureau

Rubber procurement drive by tyre companies at the initiative of Kerala Government from the domestic market seems to be facing rough weather. Various rubber growers associations have... »

Maharashtra approves field trials for four GM crops 

OUR BUREAUS

Brinjal, rice, chickpea and cotton strains to be tested on university farms »

Tata Global Q3 profit declines 29%

PTI

Tata Global Beverages has reported a 29 per cent decline in consolidated net profit from ₹119.55 crore to ₹84.24 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. Though the income from operations i... »

Fresh rain-maker western disturbance to arrive over North-West

Vinson Kurian

North-West India’s productive tryst with rain-maker western disturbances is set to continue as the next in line prepares to call in across the international border over next two days. <... »

Asia Pacific Coconut Community meet at Kochi from Feb 2

Our Bureau

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will inaugurate the 51st Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) meeting to be held at Crowne Plaza here from February 2 to 5. India, one o... »

Bird-flu-hit turkey farm in Kerala closed after culling 8,000 birds

KPM BASHEER

In a quick response to the outbreak of bird flu, the Government Turkey Farm at Kureeppuzha, said to be the largest in South Asia when it housed over 8000 turkey birds until two days before, has b... »

Cardamom prices rule steady despite higher arrivals

GK Nair

Cardamom prices ruled steady last week despite higher arrivals following good buying support at auctions.Trade sources told BusinessLine that the rise in the number of auction... »

Experts bat for remote sensing technology for fishing

Our Bureau

Experts have stressed on the need for using remote sensing technology and geographic information system for productive fishing in the sea. Participating in an awareness programme on... »

Food Ministry favours sugar export subsidy for 1.4 mn tonnes

PTI

The Food Ministry is in favour of extending export subsidy for only 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the ongoing 2014-15 marketing year.“A cabinet proposal to extend export subsidy on raw... »

Ample seeds for kharif sowing this year: Centre

Gubba group opens germplasm bank

Fresh rain likely in North-West from Feb 1

Prices rise at Coonoor tea sale

US poultry import: India appeals against WTO rejection of ban

Alltech India to expand with crop science, dairy focus

Labour dispute at US ports hits apple exports to Indian markets

World’s biggest tomato launched in UK

INDIA INTERIOR

Milking homegrown technology

Utterly butterly local Nataraj shows the indigenously developed milking machine used at his farm in Tiptur, Karnataka GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Dairy company near Bengaluru multiplies farm incomes with homegrown solutions »
INDIA INTERIOR

Bubble, bubble, less trouble

Rice to the test Bhuvani Devi singlehandedly uses the parboiler

Aakriti Shrivastava

A device that literally makes light of the rice parboiling process »

Rubber procurement drive facing rough weather in Kerala

V. Sajeev Kumar

The rubber procurement drive by tyre companies at the initiative of Kerala Government from the domestic market seems to be facing rough weather. Various rubber growers associations expres... »

Re-constitute Tea Board, say growers

PS SUNDAR

Growers have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to re-constitute Tea Board and provide for election of the chairman from the new members.“Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman h... »

Basmati exports likely to drop, buffalo meat gains 

Tomojit Basu

While the share of Basmati rice in India’s agri-export basket is likely to fall this fiscal, beef exports will continue to post healthy returns, according to statistics provided by... »

This mobile app helps digitise small farmers data

Our Bureau

SourceTrace Agri Business solution tracks the flow of goods from the farmer’s field (source) to the central processing facilities in the world’s remotest pockets. This US-headquartered company wit... »

Volume drops at Coonoor tea sale

PS SUNDAR

A volume of 10.74 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 5 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday.This is the lowest volume so far in 2015. It i... »

Seafood sector riding high on vannamei exports

Shipments jump: Overall exports during April-November in the current fiscal are up 1.09 per cent in terms of quantity

V Sajeev Kumar

Shipments to top $6-million-mark this fiscal on overall growth but China's imports less »

Coconut oil imports will hit farmers: traders’ body

V Sajeev Kumar

The Cochin Oil Merchants Association (COMA) has expressed concern over coconut oil imports, saying it will affect farmers and lead to crash in prices. Reacting to reports that a Mumb... »

India’s first private Germplasm Bank inaugurated

( L) Gubba Kiran , CEO receiving the first packet of hermetically sealed vacumn envelope of seeds in the -20 degree cold storage vault of the Gubba Group's - India's first private sector Germplasm Bank , near Hyderabad on Wednesday from Gubba Nagender Rao , Managing Director .- Photo: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

K V Kurmanath

The Gubba group, which has a network of 12 cold storage facilities, has set up the country’s first Germplasm Bank in the private sector. Set up with an investment of Rs 4 crore at Medchal near her... »

Cochin oil merchants' body raises concern over coconut oil imports

Bird flu scare: 6,000 turkey chicks culled in Kerala

2.26 million tonnes urea supplied till January 26, says Centre

US port strike muddies waters; pear exports slow

Coconut growers call for ‘neera’ policy in Karnataka

Monocropping to hurt cotton farmers in Gujarat

Tea prices decline at Kochi auction

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