India to harvest record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2019-20: Ministry of agriculture

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India is set to harvest a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonne in the 2019-20 crop year on the back of good rains, according to latest government data. Wheat production has been rising year-on-year and the previous record of 103.60 million tonne was achieved during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi (winter) crop, harvesting […]

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Global cereal production heading for a record high in 2019, says FAO

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FAO’s latest forecast for 2019 world cereal production is pegged at an all-time high of 2 714 million tonnes, up some 0.4 percent from the November figure and now almost 57 million tonnes (2.1 percent) above the reduced outturn in 2018. The month-on-month increase primarily reflects an upward revision to world coarse grains production, associated with higher-than-previously […]

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Meat products and vegetable oils push global food prices to 26-month high in November

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World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils, the UN food agency said in its latest report. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged […]

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India’s foodgrains production almost flat at 284.95 million tonnes in 2018-19: Government of India

India’s foodgrains production is almost flat at 284.95 million tonnes in 2018-19 crop year due to fall in pulses and coarse cereals output even as the country harvested record rice as well as wheat crops, according to the Fourth Advance Estimates of Production of Foodgrains for 2018-19 released by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ […]

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World cereal production to increase in 2019, but stocks to still decline slightly in 2019/20, says FAO

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Early prospects point to a likely rebound of 2.7 percent in global cereal production in 2019, following a decline registered in 2018, the U.N. food agency said in its latest report. “Based on the conditions of crops already in the ground and on planting intentions for those still to be sown, and assuming normal weather […]

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