NMCE launches auction-based forward trading in rubber


Will cover other commodities gradually, says NMCE’s MD Anil Mishra »

Icrisat to take up agri research in Ethiopian drylands


Hyderabad-headquartered International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) a... »

Fresh spell of thundershowers breaks out over southern and eastern parts

Vinson Kurian

A trough has come to life over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining south Andaman Sea in... »

Poor mangosteen output to push up prices this year

GK Nair

Poor output of mangosteen fruit in 2015 due to erroneous weather and a bumper crop last y... »

Funds inadequate for agricultural research: TNAU VC

L N Revathy

Production of pearl millets has improved significantly over the years despite a 22 per cent decl... »


Cotton blooms on global cues

Our Correspondent

Cotton prices moved up on the back of sharp rise in international market and dom... »


Uptrend continues in spot pepper

GK Nair

Spot pepper prices continued their upward run on strong demand amid tight supply... »


Rubber edges up as rains disrupt tapping

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber continued to make moderate gains on Friday due to low supply fears as the rec... »

Cotton blooms on global cues

Our Correspondent

Cotton prices moved up on the back of sharp rise in international market and domestic futures. Though the demand was seen moderate from both domestic mills and exporters. Traders s... »

Rubber edges up as rains disrupt tapping

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber continued to make moderate gains on Friday due to low supply fears as the recent rains have disrupted tapping activity.RSS 4 improved to ₹121 (₹120) a kg, according to tr... »

Commodity prices surge on low rain forecast

Our Bureau

The prospects of yet another weak monsoon have triggered concerns about food inflation. This could also be a cause for worry to the Modi Government as it looks to push economic growth and... »

Mamata wants potato farmers' loans waived

Our Bureau

Faced by a plunge in potato prices due to over-production, leading to suicides by farmers in certain districts, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Finance Minister Arun... »

Tyremakers oppose demand to hike import duty

Vinson Kurian

Rubber consuming industries have opposed any move to raise import duties on natural rubber and contested Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani’s figures on production-consumption gap. Gap m... »

In Gujarat, groundnut set to gain ground from cotton

Rutam Vora

As the kharif sowing season nears, groundnut is set to eat into cotton area in Gujarat. According to farmers, area under cotton is likely to fall significantly in the main growing regions of Saura... »

US, Canada show interest in Indian virgin coconut oil

Our Bureau

Increased export enquiries for virgin coconut oil, especially from the US and Canada, have revived some hopes among the coconut oil traders in Kerala. Sources in the market said that... »

Fertiliser firms resisting potash price hike

Catch 22 Indian companies are negotiating with global suppliers to maintain a status quo on prices, citing a weak currency and their inability to pass on the hike to farmers

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Global suppliers want to increase rates by 3%; weak rupee could add to their woes »

Crisil worries on weak monsoon prediction

Our Bureau

The bleak monsoon forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department has the potential to shave off 0.5 per cent of the GDP forecast of 7.9 per cent of fiscal 2016, said Crisil in a report. »

Monsoon likely to be below normal this year, too: IMD

Tomojit Basu

The India Meteorological Department’s first outlook for this year’s South-West monsoon (June-September) indicates a second-straight year of deficient rains. This has raised concerns about... »  

Govt may hike import duty on sugar to 40%

AP poultry industry downplays bird flu impact

Pre-monsoon rain peaks over Kerala, may continue into next week

UP, Maharashtra, Haryana seek over ₹10,100 cr for farmers hit by rains

Poppy seeds prices to stabilise at current rates

Improved sale at Coonoor tea auction

Keventer Group chalks out plans to boost its dairy business

TN rice farmers asked to watch out for pest attacks

Uptrend continues in spot pepper

GK Nair

Spot pepper prices continued their upward run on strong demand amid tight supply. On the terminal market, only 21 tonnes of pepper arrived and that were traded. Those exporters who... »

Karnataka government to help farmers affected by hailstorm

Our Bureau

The Karnataka Government has taken steps to disburse compensation to the farmers affected by hailstorm recently, according the state Chief Minister. Speaking to presspersons at Mangalore... »

Higher arrivals grind turmeric

Our Correspondent

Spot turmeric prices decreased by ₹200 a quintal at Erode markets on Thursday. “On Thursday, heavy arrival of 8,500 bags was reported and the traders quoted decreased price,” said RKV Rav... »

Achche din brewing for Indian tea on Kenyan drought

Tea exports fell to 180.05 mkg between April and February last fiscal from 205.12 mkg.

Tomojit Basu

With drought in Kenya likely to drag tea the African nation's output from a record 444.8 million kilogram (mkg) last year, tea exporters in India – the world’s fourth-largest exporter – are lookin... »

‘Excess pre-monsoon showers should help farmers’

Vinson Kurian

The landscape has returned another rainy week that saw surplus showers during the pre-monsoon season (March 1 onwards) thus far at 96 per cent. The thundershowers were so widely spread t... »

IFFCO pledges ₹ 10 cr for distressed farmers

Our Bureau

With farmers reeling from extensive crop damage caused by unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms through the Rabi crop harvesting season, the board of India’s largest fertiliser cooperative IFFCO on Th... »

Coonoor tea sale volume at a new high


The rising trend witnessed in the offer for Coonoor Tea Trade Association auctions continues this week with the volume of 15.87 lakh kg for Sale No: 17 on Thursday and Friday to be the high... »

Likely ‘low’ over Lakshadweep could sustain rainfall over South

Vinson Kurian

The hyperactive cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep is forecast to deepen into a low-pressure area by Thursday, an India Met Department update said.During the 24 hours ending this... »

Huge global stocks to affect sowing of kharif corn

Global oversupply of corn has brought down global corn prices by about 27 per cent since April 2014. File Photo

Our Bureau

Higher ending stock of corn globally will reduce returns for the Indian corn growers thereby hurting sowing prospects in the kharif season in 2015, experts maintained.Global oversupply of c... »

‘We want to help start-ups in food, agri space’


V Sajeev Kumar

Eastern Group, the leading spice business conglomerate, has recently partnered with the ₹125-crore CapAleph Indian Millennium Fund to support entrepreneurship in the food and agriculture sp... »

Dip in N. Indian tea production drags output by 2.27%

Bumper crop mashes potato farmers’ hopes

Mango prices up by as much as 65%: Study

Scientists caution rice farmers in TN

Artemia short supply hits shrimp hatcheries hard

Cardamom eases as demand from exporters slows

Beijing may soon lift ban on Indian rapemeal


Som Mittal

The scam temporarily cast a cloud over India Inc, says Som Mittal

KV Kurmanath

Former Nasscom President recalls efforts taken to douse the Satyam fire »

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