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Centre further relaxes quality norms for wheat procurement
Mon, Apr 20 2015. 07 40 PM

Centre further relaxes quality norms for wheat procurement

The food ministry has reduced the value cut for shrivelled and broken grains on the requests received from four states
Higher sales brewing for India’s tea exporters as drought grips Kenya
Fri, Apr 17 2015. 02 34 PM

Higher sales brewing for India’s tea exporters as drought grips Kenya

Indian tea exports expected to jump about a tenth this year
Sugar production in India may surge to eight-year high on yields
Fri, Apr 17 2015. 10 56 AM

Sugar production in India may surge to eight-year high on yields

Production may total more than 27 million tonnes in the year that began on 1 October, says the Indian Sugar Mills Association
Skymet predicts early and normal monsoon
Fri, Apr 17 2015. 12 19 AM

Skymet predicts early and normal monsoon

The forecaster says India will see strong pre-monsoon showers and that the unseasonal rainfall seen in March and April will continue into May
Indian sugar body raises 2014-15 output estimate to 27 mln tonnes
Thu, Apr 16 2015. 07 46 PM

Indian sugar body raises 2014-15 output estimate to 27 mln tonnes

Higher production will depress local prices further and increase cane arrears that have already risen to a record Rs.19,300 crore
Indian soybean imports to US jump as shoppers seek organic food
Wed, Apr 15 2015. 10 15 PM

Indian soybean imports to US jump as shoppers seek organic food

Soybeans are the second-biggest US organic import, with $184 million shipped last year from various countries
Continue cheap crop loans, govt tells banks
Tue, Apr 14 2015. 12 43 AM

Continue cheap crop loans, govt tells banks

Farmers complain of high interest rates from April on short-term loans
Cheap crop loan scheme still valid as banks levy higher rates
Mon, Apr 13 2015. 01 20 AM

Cheap crop loan scheme still valid as banks levy higher rates

Any misunderstanding in the scheme for concessional rates would be clarified with to all banks on Monday, says a senior finance ministry official
World rice trade to drop to 41.3 mn tonnes in 2015 -FAO
Fri, Apr 10 2015. 07 01 PM

World rice trade to drop to 41.3 mn tonnes in 2015 -FAO

Global milled rice trade this year is forecast to drop 2.5% from 2014 mainly due to good stockpiles in Asia
US weather forecaster raises chances of El Nino to 70%
Fri, Apr 10 2015. 12 42 AM

US weather forecaster raises chances of El Nino to 70%

Compared with March, more models predict El Nino and that there was greater than 60% chance it will last through autumn
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