Kisan Rail marks its 150th run from Maharashtra to Malda carrying onions

The 150th Kisan Rail departed from Nagarsol in Maharashtra on 10 May 2021, carrying 246 tonnes of onions, to Malda Town of West Bengal. The South Central Railway had commenced the operation of Kisan Rail in the beginning of 2021. The first rail departed from Nagarsol on January 5. In about 126 days, 150 rounds have been completed. Till now, Kisan Rail has transported about 47,957 tonnes […]

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Agricultural exports shoot up 17.5% in 2020-21; pandemic shadow looms over repeat performance

India’s agricultural exports grew 17.5 per cent to cross $41.8 billion in 2020-21. In the corresponding period the country’s overall merchandise exports fell 7.2 per cent to $290.8 billion, from $313.4 billion in 2019-20, The Indian Express reported. The farm sector’s standout export performance, the best since the $43.25 billion of 2013-14, was thanks to […]

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Global 2021/22 cotton consumption highest in 4 years on recovery from pandemic

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Record global cotton supply will drive use higher as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the first forecast for 2021/22 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA said in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report that global consumption is expected to grow 3.5 percent to almost 122 […]

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Global oilseed supplies for 2021/22 seen slightly higher at 732 million tons

Global oilseed supplies for 2021/22 are projected to increase 3 percent from 2020/21 to 732.4 million tons, with higher prices incentivising an expansion of oilseed area and higher sunflowerseed production after the prior season’s yield-related declines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest forecast. “Global soybean production is forecast up 22.6 million […]

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World rice production seen at record 505 million tonnes in 2021/22, says USDA

World production for 2021/22 is projected at 505.4 million tons, a record, and up slightly from last year’s record, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest forecast, adding that the largest production increases are expected from China, Thailand, and Bangladesh more than offsetting declines in India and the United States. “Global 2021/22 […]

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Global 2021/22 wheat outlook for larger supplies, higher consumption – USDA

The initial global wheat outlook for 2021/22 is for larger supplies, higher consumption, increased trade, and marginally higher stocks with supplies projected to increase 8.1 million tons to 1,083.7 million with production projected at a record 789.0 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its May WASDE report. “Higher production for Argentina, the […]

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