India to surpass China as world’s largest cotton producer: USDA

India will surpass China to become the world’s largest cotton producer in 2019-20 season, according to latest estimates from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). India’s cotton production during the season is forecast to increase by 3-million-bales to 28.5 million bales, while China is likely to produce 27.75 million bales. One bale is equivalent to […]

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World rice production in 2019/20 seen lower on smaller crops in China, India


Global rice production, area, and yield in 2019/20 are forecast lower from the prior year’s record, but still slightly above 2017/18, with the highest projected reductions for the two largest-producing countries, China and India, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest report. The United States is also projected to have smaller planted […]

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