Winter rainfall brightens rabi crop prospects in India; Odisha to bear the brunt of unseasonal rains

Substantial rainfall this winter season all across the country has brightened to rabi crop prospects. Adequate winter rainfall in key rabi-crops-growing states along with ‘extremely good’ water reservoir position have brightened the crop prospects, the agriculture ministry said. However, rainfall five times higher than normal for January has destroyed thousands of acres of rabi crops […]

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Agriculture University in Madhya Pradesh develops new varieties of oats, wheat, rice

State-run agricultural university in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur has developed new varieties of oats, wheat, rice and niger crop, which are suitable for production in other states as well. The Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV) has developed two varieties each of oats and wheat, one type of rice and three varieties of niger, which have been […]

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India and Pakistan coming close to an understanding on Afghan wheat transit

India has provided a list of Afghan contractors and truck drivers to the Pakistan government who would transport the Indian consignment of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance, as the two neighbours inch closer towards finalising the agreement, a media report said. Both countries have agreed to the modalities, and the […]

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Latest USDA world forecast shows wheat and corn output higher, rice lower

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand estimates with following details: Wheat – Global production is up this month with higher estimates for Australia, Canada, and Russia only partly offset by a downward revision for Iran. Global consumption is raised this month on higher feed and residual use more […]

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Record Australia wheat exports seen on bumper crop, strong global demand

A second consecutive record wheat crop, strong global demand, and reduced competition are set to propel Australia’s wheat exports to record volumes, the USDA said in its latest report of world agriculture, making it the third-largest exporter, eclipsing the United States and Canada, which both have smaller crops, tighter stocks, and high prices. After three […]

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Wheat and dairy drive fourth straight monthly rise in global food prices

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The barometer of food commodity prices in international markets rose for the fourth consecutive month in November, led by strong demand for wheat and dairy products, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 134.4 points in the month, its highest level since June 2011 and 1.2 percent […]

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International Grains Council raises 2021-22 global grain output estimate by 3 million tonnes

The International Grains Council (IGC) has reduced its estimate for global grain production by 3 million tonnes to 2.287 billion tonnes for the marketing year 2021-22, according to its monthly outlook. The production estimate has been cut largely due to a reduction in global wheat output. The council also reduced its global grain consumption projection […]

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