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Agri exports wilt on Russia’s rouble woes

Vishwanath Kulkarni

The Russian economic crisis is beginning to impact the Indian agricultural and processed food ex... »

Deadline to get certification for organic product exports extended

Our Bureau

The Government has put off the requirement to get mandatory certification for exports of... »

India’s opium poppy production flat at 318 t in FY14: Govt

A view of poppy plantation

PTI

Country’s poppy seed production remained flat at 318 tonnes during FY 2013-14, Parliament was in... »

Mills want Centre to make early announcement of subsidy

Bitter-sweet A Vellayan, President of Indian Sugar Mills Association and Executive Chairman of the Murugappa Group, with Sudhir Kumar, Secretary, Union Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, at the 80th Annual General
Meeting of the association in New Delhi on Thursday KAMAL NARANG

Vishwanath Kulkarni

They are looking for clear signals from the Govt as prices plunge »

Normal winter, rainfall seen aiding rabi crops

Vinson Kurian

Normal to slightly warm winter but normal rainfall is the forecast for most of northwest India f... »

Agri-biz

Mercury may perk up a bit, but no let-up from fog

Vinson Kurian

Freezing temperatures over parts of northwest India may thaw a bit ahead of the arrival of a wes... »

Agri-biz

Mixed trend at Kochi tea auction

V. Sajeev Kumar

The Kochi tea auction witnessed a mixed trend amid low arrivals and a price decline for many var... »

Agri-biz

Export demand buoys jeera

Our Correspondent

Jeera prices increased on Thursday following export demand and short-supply.. Speculator... »

Maneka bats for organic farming

PTI

Emphasising the need for encouraging organic farming, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today said there was no need to use chemicals or pesticides for crop protection. The Union Minister for... »

Mercury may perk up a bit, but no let-up from fog

Vinson Kurian

Freezing temperatures over parts of northwest India may thaw a bit ahead of the arrival of a western disturbance but no let-up in fog conditions is seen. The western disturbance has a ‘s... »

50% turmeric unsold in Erode markets

Our Correspondent

Half of the turmeric on sale in Erode markets went unsold on Thursday as buying by traders was limited.“Though traders have some upcountry demand, they procured only limited stocks.... »

Export demand buoys jeera

Our Correspondent

Jeera prices increased on Thursday following export demand and short-supply.. Speculators, too, increased their longs on higher demand in the spot market. On National Commodity and Derivat... »

Mother Dairy frozen vegetable revenue to touch Rs 60 cr mark

PTI

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable expects a 10 per cent growth in revenue from its frozen vegetable segment to Rs 60 crore in the current fiscal.“Growth in overall frozen vegetable market... »

Sugar production up 13.5 lakh tonnes as more mills start crushing

Our Bureau

Domestic sugar production in the first two and a half months of this season that began on October 1 is higher compared with the same period a year ago.According to the Indian Sugar M... »

A silver lining for duck rearing: thanks to bird flu, Kerala brings it under farming

KPM Basheer

State draws action plan to boost farming, consumption of ducks »

Kerala fisheries university to introduce innovative programmes

V Sajeev Kumar

Aimed at improving the quality of academic and research activities, the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) will introduce innovative programmes in academic and administrative... »

Srinivasa Hatcheries to shut some units damaged by cyclone Hudhud

R Yegya Narayanan

Srinivasa Hatcheries Ltd has said it would close down some units in Andhra Pradesh that were damaged in cyclone Hudhud as it felt these could not be revived. In a communication to the BS... »

Indian farm marketing lesson for Africa

Our Bureau

African nations are now being traded in reforming agriculture marketing system, including infrastructure, thanks to the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, which trains... »

One-third of Capital’s organic veggies have pesticide residues: CCFI

Copra prices rise on speculative buying

Cut deadline for re-export of raw sugar import: ISMA

Kochi Oil mill owners’ plea

Raw sugar turns sour on glut

Gujarat announces Rs 1100-cr farm relief package

CCEA okays ₹1,425-cr booster plan for tea

Kochi tea prices gain as arrivals drop

Mixed trend at Kochi tea auction

V. Sajeev Kumar

The Kochi tea auction witnessed a mixed trend amid low arrivals and a price decline for many varieties. In spite of that, good liquoring tea in the CTC dust grades was dearer by ₹2 to ₹3 and somet... »

Sugar rules flat on slack demand

Our Correspondent

Spot sugar prices ruled flat on Thursday on ample supply amid slack physical demand. Prices on the futures market pared some of the losses made earlier this week. Naka and mill tend... »

Edible oils gain with global cues

Our Correspondent

The edible oils market witnessed a firm trend on the back of higher physical demand on Thursday. Bullish overseas and domestic futures markets lifted sentiments. Rebound in crude oil prices... »

Centre to take call on sugar export incentive soon: Food Secretary

Tomojit Basu

Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar stated on Thursday that the Centre would take a call on extending the export incentive for raw sugar soon. The matter has been under examination for weeks wit... »

Manufacturing & services: key to output, yield in agriculture

Prashant J Kumar

Farm sector should be lauded for its ability to employ a vast majority of the population »

Shrouded by thick fog, Rabi crop faces ground frost threat

Vinson Kurian

Night temperatures over parts of north-west India are expected to dip over the next couple of days raising threat of ground frost in Haryana, Punjab and north Rajasthan.These areas a... »

Volume hits 6-month low at Coonoor tea sale

PS SUNDAR

A volume of 13.34 lakh kg is being offered for Sale No: 51 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. This is less than last week’s offer and the low... »

Natural rubber imports jump 19% in November

Reuters

India's natural rubber imports in November jumped 19 per cent to 33,156 tonnes from a year earlier, the state-run Rubber Board said, as a drop in local output and lower prices in the world... »

Despite higher arrivals, cardamom rules steady

GK Nair

Cardamom prices ruled steady last week as demand matched supply at the auctions. Arrivals increased.As prices were ruling moderately higher, most growers and traders released their p... »

High uranium content found in Punjab soil

Tomojit Basu

BARC finds 91.77 ppm of the material in DAP; fertiliser industry says it can’t be blamed »

Government launches Rashtriya Gokul Mission for indigenous cattle

Fresh buying boosts spot rubber prices

Dense fog arrives over North-West; soon in Delhi too

In a tit-for-tat, rubber growers plan to import tyres

Speculative buying lends sheen to turmeric

Growers want govt to raise import duty on rubber imports

Icrisat’s ‘Jewels’ give RoI of $43 on every $1 spent

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