Kharif crop production estimates reveal record highs

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2020-21 recently on September 22, 2020. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from States and validated with information available ...Read more


Govt increases MSP of Rabi crops by Rs 50 to Rs 300 per quintal  

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Rabi crops for marketing season 2021-22. This increase in MSP is in line with the recommendations of Swaminathan Commissi...Read more


National Conference for Rabi Campaign sets a target of 301 Mn of food grains production for 2021  

  Addressing the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020 held today under his Chairmanship to review the progress of Kharif 2020-21 and plan for the Rabi season, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that Government is taking revolutionary steps to strengthen agri...Read more


Rice procurement at record high for Kharif Crop Season 20-21

A virtual meeting of State Food Secretaries to discuss the procurement arrangements for ensuing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21 was conducted on September 11, 2020. Around 495.37 LMT rice has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming KMS 2020-21 (Kharif Crop) season which is 19.07 percent more t...Read more


Haryana deploys over 1,500 agriculture officials to verify bajra crop data

In order to ensure timely verification of bajra crop data, the Haryana agriculture department has recently deputed over 1,500 officials in all districts. About 7 lakh farmers have so far registered 38.88 lakh acres on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ (MFMB) portal. Additional chief secretary, agriculture, S...Read more


Kharif crop sowing acreage up by 13.92% 

 The total Kharif crops has been sown on 882.18 lakh ha area against 774.38 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year, as on July 31, 2020 according to the Ministry of Agriculture. This is an increase in area coverage by 13.92 per cent compared to last year in the country.  Rice accounte...Read more


American red meat demand boosts corn, soybean exports: USMEF 

The United States Meat Export Federation, (USMEF) has released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and soybean producers. Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports have been the fastest-growing categ...Read more


Agricultural sector unaffected by COVID-19: Agri Ministry

The good news from Indian agricultural sector is that the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Kharif crops has been minimal to zero. Area coverage of Kharif crops has increased by 21.20 percent from last year. As on 17 July, 2020, total kharif crops have been sown on 691.86 lakh ha against 570.86 lakh ha during the co...Read more


CIMMYT ties up with JASS China for screening facility of fungal wheat diseases  

The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT), led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the International Centre for Agriculture in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), recently announced a partnership with the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China to open a new screening facili...Read more


India’s rice output to set yield benchmark

There is much to rejoice for the India paddy farmers as this year's monsoon has been abundant and the government has increased the buy price of the new-season crop. Keeping in view the excellent rainfall and government’s hike in price for the crop, farmers have increased the acreage of paddy cultivation.&nbs...Read more


Telangana set to become new ‘Rice Bowl’ of India

In these unprecedented times, Telangana comes bearing good news for the agricultural sector. The state announced that paddy procurement in the State has crossed 1 crore metric tonnes (MT) mark. Paddy procurement in Vaanakalam (monsoon crop) and Yasangi (winter crop) seasons accounted for 47 lakh MT and 65  la...Read more


Govt sets up ‘Rice Export Promotion Forum’

The centre has set up a new body – Rice Export Promotion Forum (REPF) to give further impetus to rice exports, under the aegis of the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Promotion Development Authority (Apeda). India, the second largest producer of rice in the world and the only agri-commodity from India...Read more