Australia says winter crop output to fall by 12% in 2018-19; wheat down 10%

Australia’s total winter crop production is expected to drop by 12 per cent to 33.2 million tonnes, with wheat crop down by 10 percent, as production declines in all eastern states, according to the latest crop report. According to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (ABARES) well below average production is expected in New […]

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Slight decrease forecast for Australian winter crop production, says ABARES

Winter crop production is forecast to fall in 2018–19 to 38 million tonnes, with canola and chickpeas forecast to decrease, while wheat and barley production is forecast to increase, the Australian agriculture department (ABARES) said in its latest forecast. ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds, said the latest Australian crop report provided a mixed outlook for Australia’s […]

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Canada’s Saskatchewan farmers remain bullish over pulses and peas despite shrinking Indian market

Despite obvious disruptions in marketing pulses and peas to India, farmers in Saskatchewan are not shifting their acreage intentions for 2018, according to survey results released by Statistics Canada. While prices for peas and lentils have dipped due to cuts in imports to India over the past year, Saskatchewan farmers intend to seed 2.171 million […]

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Australian farmers seen shunning pulses after India hikes import duty – report

Farmers in Western Australia are likely to shun planting three important and rapidly growing pulses, after the steep import tariffs imposed by India, a newspaper reported. Premium Grain Handlers managing director John Orr told The West Australian that the introduction of tariffs by India, Australia’s biggest customer of field peas, lentils and chickpeas, had dealt […]

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India may lift a decade-old ban on export of pulses to beat domestic glut, low prices

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India may soon lift the decade-old ban on pulse exports, allowing farmers and traders to sell lentils in overseas markets as part of a broader strategy to deal with the current glut and price crash at home. Pulse exports have been banned since 2006-07. Moneycontrol.com quoted a senior official as saying that the government might […]

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Small farmers to gain from smart food push

Climate smart crops, smart food and digitalization of breeding database are some of the core areas of research in a new agreement between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Strengthening their partnership to benefit smallholder farmers in India and globally, the two organizations […]

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