China’s corn production at record level; U.S. too expecting second largest corn harvest ever

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In its monthly World Agricultural Production report, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “USDA estimates China marketing year (MY) 2021/22 corn production at a record 273.0 million tonnes,  5 per cent above the 5-year average of 260.3 million tonnes. Yield is estimated at a record 6.5 metric tons per hectare, highest in five years average. World Agricultural Production. USDA- Foreign Agricultural Service stated that, “The major factors shaping […]

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India outlines safety norms for vegan foods

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For the first time in India, the government has issued a draft Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations of 2021, which outlines vegan foods and mentions the compliance requirements. The draft regulations formulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) encompasses everything from labelling to the prescribed packaging requirements. A logo […]

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India raises MSP for rabi crops for 2022-23 season; aims to encourage crop diversification

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The Indian government on Wednesday announced minimum support prices (MSPs) for six rabi crops for the 2022-23 marketing season, keeping the increase for wheat at its lowest in 12 years in an attempt to encourage crop diversification. The MSP for wheat was raised by a mere 2.03 percent, while those for barley, gram, masur, rapeseed […]

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World cereal supplies remain adequate despite lower production prospects

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Global cereal production in 2021 is forecast to reach  2 788 million tonnes, up by 0.7 percent from the year before but below July’s expectations, according to FAO’s new Cereal Supply and Demand Brief. World wheat output is now expected to contract by 0.7 percent to 769.5 million tonnes this year, due predominantly to the negative […]

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Global food commodity prices rebound in August

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Global food commodity prices rebounded rapidly in August after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong gains in the international price quotations for sugar, wheat and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 127.4 points in August, up 3.1 percent from July and […]

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Adani Agri Fresh buys 2500 tonnes of apples at the start of apple buying season

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Adani Agri Fresh has procured around 2,500 tonnes of apples from farmers since the apple buying season started in the last week of August 2021. According to a company spokesperson, they have received an overwhelming response from the farmers, as Adani Agri Fresh offers higher prices as compared to the mandis. Adani Agri Fresh procures […]

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