NBHC releases first Kharif Crop estimates for 2020-21.

 Dr. Hanish Kumar Sinha, Head - Research & Development, National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) has released NBHC’s First Kharif Crop Estimates for the year 2020-21. According to the estimation, total Rice production is expected to show marginal improvements in area by 6.74 per cent but production...Read more


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


Dabur India forays in the edible oil segment  

  Dabur India announced that it is foraying in the edible oils space with the launch of its cold-pressed mustard oil, in a bid to strengthen its food business. The product is being exclusively launched on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and MilkBasket.  The company has rolled out more than 40 products...Read more


SOPA estimates 31.5% increase in Soyabean production in 20-21

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) has estimated India's 2020-21 soyabean area will rise by over 8 per cent, while production will increase by over 31.5 per cent to 122.475 lakh tonnes compared to the previous year.  “An extensive field survey of soybean crop in the states of Madhya Pra...Read more


ICRISAT- ICAR launches new groundnut varieties

Two new groundnut varieties with high oleic acid content developed by Hyderabad based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in association with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Directorate of Groundnut Research would be made available to the farming community in Tela...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


IIT Guwahati researchers use non-edible waste seeds to produce biofuel

A team of researchers led by Dr Kaustubha Mohanty, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati have devised a method to produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds. In the USA and Europe surplus edible oils like soybean oil and sunflower oil are being used for the production of biodiesel in a bid ...Read more


Brazilian seed market posts 7.5% increase in revenue

According to a study published by Spark Inteligência Strategica, a leading Brazilian consultancy firm, soy producers’ investment in Brazil have boosted oilseeds output to around US$2.1 billion in 2019-20 which is a 7.5 percent increase from US$1.9 billion recorded in 2018-19. The study titled ‘B...Read more