Farmers in India shun cotton for other crops due to better incentives

Farmers have reduced area under cotton sowing this season in favour of some oilseeds in which they foresee better earnings. Cotton prices, despite a much lower crop as estimated by trade and industry, have not given them much returns in the last season. Lower cotton acreage and lower availability at a time when crude oil prices are falling is likely to raise […]

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Indian cabinet hikes MSP of Kharif crops for 2019-20 season

In a major boost to the farmers’ income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all Kharif crops for 2019-20 Season. The move will lead to increased investment and production through assured remunerative prices to the farmers, an official […]

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INTERVIEW: China may allow access to more Indian commodities in the near term: TPCI chairman

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By Ritwik Sinha Against the backdrop of the bruising US-China trade spat, Indian exporters are hopeful that Beijing will allow direct access to Indian commodities and products soon. China, one of India’s biggest bilateral trade partners,  is currently engaged in a bitter tariff war with the Trump administration, forcing it to redraw its international trade […]

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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 soybean output to increase by 38% this year on higher yields

India’s soybean output is likely to rise significantly by 38 per cent this year on a sharp increase in average yield across the country, following favourable climatic condition in major cultivating states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Data captured through the latest assessment of farmers, traders and other stakeholders by the apex industry body the Soybean Processors’ Association […]

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