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India's April-June Rice Exports Dive 28.2%

The country's non-basmati rice exports plunged 43 per cent during the period to 1.2 million tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) said in a statement.

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KPFBA, ASCI Collaborate For Skill Development In Poultry Sector

“By doing this, a new poultry eco-system is coming in place in the country which is good for the growth of the sector, per se”, said Dr. Satender Arya, CEO, ASCI.

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Summer Crop Planting Down 27% In India On Patchy Monsoon Rains

Planting of rice, the key summer crop, was at 5.2 million hectares as of July 5 versus 6.9 million hectares in the previous year

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India Suffers Driest June In Five Years, Fears For Crops

The weak start to the monsoon has delayed planting, with farmers sowing crops on 14.7 million hectares as of June 28, down almost 10% on a year earlier.

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Agriculture: The Game Of Loans

Farm loan waivers have often served as populist carrots to woo the populous farming community before polls in India. A close look at the trend

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MMTC Again Postpones Tender To Buy Corn: Trade

The volume purchased will be decided by MMTC depending on the level of prices received. Traders are being asked to submit offers of at least 20,000 tonnes.

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Jindal Stainless Foundation Signs MoU With NABARD To Raise Farmer’s Incomes

This association will therefore help create large-scale systems that will enable farmers to access high quality inputs such as better seeds and other agriculture-related technologies at reasonable and subsidized rates.

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India's MMTC Postpones Deadline In Tender To Buy Corn

The shipment period has also been changed to between June 10 and July 10, they said. Shipment had previously been sought for May 29 to June 20

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India's Rural Pain Goes Beyond Farmers, And It May Be A Problem For Modi

Inflation adjusted wage growth for workers involved in crop sowing was just 0.6 per cent 2018-19 compared with 6.5 percent in 2013-14

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Farmers Have Been Given A Raw Deal In This Election: Rashtriya Kisan Manch President

He said many farmers are giving up farming due to political apathy to address their problems despite the fact that agriculture in the nucleus of Indian economy.

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Agriculture: Holding The Farmer's Hand

Now that the Congress Party has upped the ante on the agrarian distress, BW Businessworld pieces together the farm policies it is likely to adopt should it form the government

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Why Organic Agriculture Is Critical

A bold push to Indian organic farming can be a unique selling proposition for our agriculture

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Agriculture: Some Pest Killers Have Stings

Spurious pesticides make up almost a quarter of the market, exposing farmers, their harvest and the environment to harmful side-effects. Does the law have the teeth it needs to fight the fakes?

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India Expected To Import Up To 1 Million Tonnes Of Corn In 2019: Traders

Below-normal monsoon rains and an infestation of the fall armyworm, which devastated African corn crops in 2017, have slashed India's corn output and boosted prices, increasing the chances the government will grant duty-free corn imports for the first time since 2016

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Not Just A Pipe Dream

The farmer could only get richer, say statistics, even as the debate on doubling farmers’ incomes reaches a crescendo

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