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Eternal wait A farmer in Punjab's Patiala district checks moisture in his grain lying in the open. Farmers here have been waiting for five days for procurement agencies to pick up their harvest. - KAMAL NARANG
Eternal wait A farmer in Punjab's Patiala district checks moisture in his grain lying in the open. Farmers here have been waiting for five days for procurement agencies to pick up their harvest. - KAMAL NARANG

Punjab wheat growers face double whammy

Unseasonal rain, delay in procurement put them under pressure »

Cotton rules flat on limited buying

Cotton prices ruled steady on Friday on the back of limited demand. According to traders, buying by domestic mills is need-basedbut export demand was very nominal. Kapas or raw co... »

India, China support Philippines’ bid to curb rice imports

India and China have supported the Philippines’ request to the World Trade Organisation for continuing its import restrictions on rice in line with its food security needs.The US, Ca... »

Poor arrivals, costly imports boost masur

After trading flat for the last couple of weeks, masur has begun to witness an uptrend with demand outstripping arrivals. On Friday, masur (bold) ruled at ₹5,150 a quintal, while masur (Mad... »

Prices rule weak in global tea auctions

Even as tea trade around the globe has taken off for Easter and some auctions did not take place this week due to closure for Good Friday, market observers predict a weak trend for a few more week... »

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Refiners slash palmolein rates

With crude palm oil prices falling on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, refineries in Mumbai cut price of palmolein by ₹6 for 10 kg. The domestic futures market was closed for Good Friday. »

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Sugar rules steady in listless trade

Sugar prices ruled steady on Friday in the absence of cues from mills in Maharashtra. On the Vashi wholesale market, activities remained routine with arrivals and offtake being routine. Prices for... »

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Wheat tumbles on excess supplies

Dara wheat prices continued to tumble on account of easy availability of stocks and steady domestic demand on Friday. Satish Kumar, a wheat trader, told Business Line that dara pri... »

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Corp Bank offloads MCX shares worth ₹20 cr

State-owned Corporation Bank has offloaded stake worth ₹19.91 crore in the troubled Multi Commodity Exchange in the last four months, and has brought down its stake to 1.32 per cent from 2.10 per... »

Wheat tumbles on excess supplies

Dara wheat prices continued to tumble on account of easy availability of stocks and steady domestic demand on Friday. Satish Kumar, a wheat trader, told Business Line that dara pri... »

Costly soya oil boosts mustard, oil

Weak arrival and strong buying support in the physical market lifted mustard oil with prices in Indore on Thursday rising to ₹646 (₹642). Similarly, it rose to ₹650 in Morena (up ₹5) and... »

Hybrid turmeric zooms to ₹9,600/quintal

Spot prices of hybrid turmeric increased on increased demand from other States on Thursday. Arrival of fine quality also aided the rise. “After a long time, the price of the hybrid finger... »

At your kirana shop soon: Zinc-rich rice, wheat

Enriched grains The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research has taken up the initiative of bio-fortifying seven food crops, including wheat, rice, pearl millet and maize, through its initiative HarvestPlus. If efforts of scientists and global organisation working on nutritional health yield results, you will soon be able to buy zinc-rich rice or wheat or even iron-rich millet or maize (corn). »

Rubber rules steady amidst muted trade

Spot rubber prices ruled steady on Thursday. Trading activities were extremely low as the market continued to remain in a holiday mood ahead of Good Friday. Sheet rubber was unchan... »

Rice likely to rule steady next week

After witnessing a fall earlier this week, prices of aromatic and non basmati rice varieties continued to rule firm at previous levels on Thursday. Amit Chandna, proprietor of Hanuman Ric... »

Jeera gains on fears of lower crop in Syria, Turkey

Jeera futures increased on the back of rising demand in the spot market. Prices in the spot market were almost flat, though. According to traders, fresh seasonal demand in the retail mar... »

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W. Asia, China will drive farm exports

Costlier ingredients drive up poultry-feed prices

Spot pepper crosses ₹600

Sugar extends gains on hopes of higher demand

Turmeric sparkles as orders flow from N. India

Coconut oil pares losses on copra shortage

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Refiners slash palmolein rates

With crude palm oil prices falling on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, refineries in Mumbai cut price of palmolein by ₹6 for 10 kg. The domestic futures market was closed for Good Friday. »

Sugar rules steady in listless trade

Sugar prices ruled steady on Friday in the absence of cues from mills in Maharashtra. On the Vashi wholesale market, activities remained routine with arrivals and offtake being routine. Prices for... »

The realities behind myths in the commodity futures market

Despite the tremendous success of Indian commodity exchanges in a decade of their operations, suspicions shroud trading, and have given birth to unsubstantiated myths, thereby flouting realities. »

Pepper prices rule hot

Continuous strong demand amid tight supply is pushed up spot pepper prices up on Thursday. No trading activities were reported on either of the futures exchanges, IPSTA and NMCE. On the... »

Tea output up marginally

The country’s tea production in the first two months of current calendar increased marginally by 0.15 million kg (mkg) compared with the same period a year ago.South India pulled do... »

Sugar rules steady despite demand easing

Sugar prices on the Vashi wholesale market ruled steady with fine variety rising ₹3-5 a quintal on Thursday. Continuous demand at the upper level kept mill tender and naka rates firm. In »

Palmolein, soyabean oil prices rise

Prices of imported palmolein and soyabean refined oil increased on Thursday but prices of other edible oils ruled steady. On the Bombay Commodity Exchange, imported palmolein and soyabean refined... »

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Thundershowers may spread to more parts this week

Most parts of the country have slipped under an extended cover of thundershowers over the past month, helping sustain a rainfall surplus to date. The rain surplus as on Wednesday last ad... »

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Short covering lifts castor

Pulses see subdued demand

Modern agriculture methods raise sugarcane production in UP

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