Centre to procure 40,000 tonnes of pulses in Karnataka under Price Support Scheme

Ahead of kharif crops arrival, the Centre has approved procurement of 40,000 tonne of pulses under Price Support Scheme (PSS) in Karnataka through nodal agency NAFED. “Fresh crop of Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 (October-September) is expected to arrive soon. For other states, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of pulses, […]

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International Grains Council cuts forecast for 2021/22 global wheat crop

The International Grains Council (IGC) cut its forecast for the 2021/22 global wheat crop, reflecting diminished outlooks for Russia, Canada and the United States. In its monthly update, the inter-governmental body cut its 2021/22 world wheat crop outlook by 6 million tonnes to 782 million tonnes. The Council attributed the cut from last month to […]

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Farmers in Punjab reluctant to shift to cultivating maize on fear of losses

Maize is not gaining popularity among farmers in Punjab, despite the government’s drive to shift them from paddy. Farmers are resisting the Agriculture Department’s efforts to persuade them to cultivate maize as an alternate kharif crop. Low market price of maize, lack of government procurement, and difficulties in drying collected produce have made sowing of […]

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World total grains production cut on reduced Brazil maize production – IGC

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A reduced outlook for Brazilian maize is mainly behind a 3m t m/m (month-on-month) cut for world 2020/21 total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production, to 2,216m, the International Grains Council (IGC) said in its latest monthly report. With total consumption fractionally higher m/m and opening stocks trimmed, the carryover at the end of 2020/21 is lowered […]

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India’s exports of cereals witnessed sharp spike in 2020-21

India saw a sharp rise in exports of rice (basmati and non-basmati), wheat and other cereals in 2020-21 to new markets and attributed it to the synergy and collaboration between various stakeholders—farmers, millers, exporters, and government agencies. APEDA in collaboration with stakeholders has been exploring new opportunities through ensuring market access, adherence to products qualities […]

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