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Kharif sowing nears 100 mn hectare mark
Fri, Sep 12 2014. 11 15 PM

Kharif sowing nears 100 mn hectare mark

With rainfall deficit narrowing down to 11% of the average, sowing of kharif crops has inched close to last year’s numbers
India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA
Fri, Sep 12 2014. 12 28 PM

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

If the projections by the USDA are accurate, it will mark the end of China’s dominance of the global cotton market
India logs heaviest 2014 rainfall in past week
Thu, Sep 11 2014. 06 46 PM

India logs heaviest 2014 rainfall in past week

Weekly rainfall in the week that started 8 September was 64% above average, the Met department said
Food prices drop to 4-year low as milk to cooking oils slump
Thu, Sep 11 2014. 05 21 PM

Food prices drop to 4-year low as milk to cooking oils slump

An index of 55 food items dropped 3.6% to 196.6 points, the lowest since September 2010, FAO reports
Uttar Pradesh might declare drought soon
Thu, Sep 11 2014. 12 54 AM

Uttar Pradesh might declare drought soon

Failed monsoon results in 55% rainfall deficit in western Uttar Pradesh; sowing is completed in 95% of the land but crop survival is under threat
India’s agricultural yield suffers from low productivity
Tue, Sep 09 2014. 09 30 PM

India’s agricultural yield suffers from low productivity

India uses the most land to grow rice and wheat. At Chinese levels of productivity, we could nearly double our output
India’s cotton exports likely to fall 35% this year: USDA
Tue, Sep 09 2014. 02 24 PM

India’s cotton exports likely to fall 35% this year: USDA

USDA pegged India’s overall cotton exports at 7.69 million bales for 2014-15 marketing year (August-July), as against 11.75 million bales last year
India’s 1 September grains stocks said to be way above targets
Tue, Sep 09 2014. 12 01 PM

India’s 1 September grains stocks said to be way above targets

Wheat stocks at government warehouses were 35.5 million tonnes, more than double the official target for the quarter ending this month
El Nino remains possible this year as Pacific Ocean seen warmer
Tue, Sep 09 2014. 11 25 AM

El Nino remains possible this year as Pacific Ocean seen warmer

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology maintains a watch status, indicating at least a 50% chance of the event
Monsoon deficit shrinks to 13%: IMD
Sat, Sep 06 2014. 01 01 AM

Monsoon deficit shrinks to 13%: IMD

Northwest India will continue to receive heavy but scattered rainfall in the coming week
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