Latest WASDE global agriculture output projections for April

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The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave the following projections for various crops for 2018/19. World 2018/19 wheat supplies are raised 2.1 million tons due mainly to increased beginning stocks that largely reflect multi-year revisions for Iran. Global production and exports are each reduced fractionally, […]

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Global oilseed output seen lower; cotton output, ending stocks seen higher – USDA

The 2018/19 global oilseed outlook includes lower production, crush, and increased stocks compared to last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest monthly report. Global oilseed production is down 0.2 million tons, with lower soybean production more than offsetting higher rapeseed and cottonseed, it said, adding that soybean production was reduced […]

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India’s second advance estimate pegs 2018/19 foodgrains output at 281.37 million tonnes

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The second advance estimate of key crops released by the government pegs India’s total foodgrains production in 2018/19 at 281.37 million tonnes. According to a government statement, foodgrains production is higher by 3.89 million tonnes than 277.49 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production during 2018-19 is higher by 15.63 million tonnes than […]

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India says foodgrains output may fall by 1% to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production is estimated to decline by 1 per cent to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19 despite record rice output, as the country is likely to harvest lower coarse cereals and pulses crops, the government said. The country had produced 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). “Total foodgrains production in the […]

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India’s wheat plantation acreage surge in rabi season 2018-19; rice, pulses, oilseeds decline

According to the latest official data from the ministry of agriculture, wheat sown in India reached 298.47 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season 2018-19 as against 299.84 lakh hectare a year ago. Sowing of wheat, the main rabi crop, begins from October and harvesting from March-April. However, sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds […]

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India’s foodgrain production, procurement may hit record high in FY19

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year ending June, driven by record output in wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses after a normal monsoon, according to the Agriculture Ministry. “As per the fourth advance estimates on September 26, 2018, wheat production is […]

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India’s NAFED to set up 100 bio-CNG plants under public-private partnership (PPP) model

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the apex organisation of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India, plans to set up 100 bio-CNG manufacturing facilities, with an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore, across the country, under the public-private partnership model. NAFED has also entered into an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation […]

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