Mango exports may hit 50,000 tonne this season; South Korea, Malaysia among new markets

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With a good harvest expected this season, the country’s mango exports is expected to cross 50,000 tonnes. Last season, India exported some 40,000 tonnes. Mango exports to US have taken off in a big way with more than 1,000 tonnes expected to be exported this year, senior officials of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board […]

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Glencore pressured to curb coal production on environmental concerns

Glencore has become the latest energy heavyweight to succumb to climate change pressure and has announced it will stop raising its coal production capacity, CNBC reports. The Swiss company’s current thermal coal production capacity is 150 million tonnes annually, which makes it the biggest single exporter of the commodity. But as pressure mounts on the energy […]

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Dry seasonal conditions cut Australia’s summer crop prospects; wheat output down to 11-year low

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Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January have reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19 after wheat output fell to 11-year low, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) said in a report. The final wheat harvest total […]

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Extreme weather adversely impacts coffee output in last 4 years

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Coffee-producing South Indian states have been witnessing a series of extreme weather events in the last four years. Extreme rainfall causing heavy flood and large-scale landslides in August 2018 in coffee producing areas of Kerala and Karnataka led to a dip of around 20 per cent in the total coffee production. South Indian states like […]

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USDA raises world Wheat supply forecast by 800,000 tonnes

Despite a reduction in Australian production, world wheat supplies for 2018-19 have increased by 800,000 tonnes, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) world supply report. A bumper Canadian crop and additional Russian carry-over stocks have levelled out the gap in grain production as Australian production suffers the effects of drought. Canada’s wheat […]

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