India’s rice exports fall 26.5% in Apr-July 2019 on subdued demand and weak rupee: APEDA

India’s rice exports in April-July declined 26.5 per cent from a year ago to 3.14 million tonnes, a government body said, as demand for non-basmati rice was subdued from African buyers. The country’s non-basmati rice exports plunged 37 per cent during the period to 1.7 million tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development […]

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Monsoon deficit narrows; kharif sowing progressing well: Agriculture Minister

The deficit in southwest monsoon has narrowed and the sowing of summer (Kharif) crops is progressing well across the country, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected overall monsoon to remain normal. However till August 8, rainfall is 5 per cent below the normal level. “Monsoon was delayed a […]

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Australia’s winter crop forecast to jump 20 per cent after last year’s drought – ABARES

Australia’s winter crop will jump 20 per cent after a drought-ravaged season last year, national forecaster ABARES said in a statement. It forecast this year’s winter crop to reach 36.4 million tonnes. “Above average May rainfall in South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales made for favourable planting and growing conditions in these regions. […]

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