India’s soybean output may rise 20% in 2018-19; cotton output may decline this season

Soybean production in India is set to jump about 20% to over 10 million tonnes in the 2018/2019 crop year that starts in October, industry body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) said. Higher production in the world’s top importer of edible oils could curb its appetite for cargoes from overseas, potentially dragging on international […]

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India’s cotton industry body reduces 2017-18 production estimates by 2 per cent to 367 lakh bales

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has, in its latest estimate, lowered the 2017-18 crop size by 8 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) to 367 lakh bales against the earlier estimate of 375 lakh bales. The estimate is higher than last year’s (2016-17) production, which was 337.25 bales. Severe infestation of pink bollworm pest […]

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