Eggs, chicken to turn costlier in India as feedstock prices rise

Eggs and chicken are set to become more expensive as the prices of poultry feed ingredients soyabean and maize are firming up due to a shortfall in supplies, companies and traders said. Traders expect maize production in the rabi season to drop further because of drought conditions in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. However, the situation […]

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Chinese delegation visits India to firm up long term pact for sugar import

The Chinese delegation is exploring ways of firming up long-term arrangements for import of sugar from India. A high-level delegation from the Chinese sugar industry visited Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, two states which account for the bulk of production in the country. India had earlier asked China to consider releasing its raw sugar export […]

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Vietnam urges India to lift ban on import of coffee and pepper after New Delhi’s tit-for-tat move – report


Vietnam has asked the Indian government to lift a ban on the import of its six commodities, including coffee and pepper, VnExpress newspaper reported, quoting a government statement. India imposed the ban against six commodities from Vietnam, which also included cinnamon, bamboo, cassia and dragon fruit, from March 7 after Vietnam’s agriculture ministry suspended import of five […]

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Canada’s biggest pulse market in doubt after India rejects extending exemption


Canada’s top export market for its multi-billion-dollar pea and lentil crops industry is in doubt after India rejected extending a long-standing exemption on pest treatments. India has refused to extend an exemption that allowed Canadian beans and peas to be fumigated after they were shipped here. Canadian farmers don’t use the pesticide methyl bromide because it doesn’t […]

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