MustGrow Biologics secures patent for fumigation of stored vegetables and grains  

     Canada based MustGrow Biologics Corp., has announced the exclusive patent licensing from the University of Idaho pertaining to a natural bio pesticide mustard-based treatment of stored produce and other foods, particularly sprout suppression of potatoes.  Post-harvest sprout suppression...Read more


Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 records increase of 17.33%

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.   Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telan...Read more


Crop Science, USA publishes Indian research on 'Promising Wheat Lines'

Landmark research study led by Prof K C Bansal, Former Director, ICAR-NBPGR has been published in the world renowned journal, 'Crop Science', published by the Crop Science Society of America, USA. It has been also featured on the Cover Page of the journal. The study involved scientists from the ICAR-NBPGR and whea...Read more


Kharif procurement operations hits MSP value of Rs 54147.38 Cr

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand...Read more


Centre approves 29 farmer centric projects to benefit over 2 lakh agriculturists

Twenty-one projects under the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition were approved by Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, on November 10, 2020, leveraging investment worth Rs 443 crore and supported with a ...Read more


  Kharif paddy procurement records increase of 19.92 % over last year  

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,Telangana,Utta...Read more


Paddy procurement for Kharif season 20-21 crosses 2 Cr MT

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the Government of India has continued to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 has now crossed 2 Crore MT mark with bumper procurement of 204....Read more


Grain monitoring start up TeleSense secures $10.2 Mn in Series B round  

 U S based grain monitoring start u TeleSense, has announced the close of a $10.2 million Series B round of financing led by existing investor Finistere Ventures, an ag and food investment pioneer. The company also added Soren Wolck Schroder, former CEO of Bunge, and Mark Palmquist, CEO of United Malt and for...Read more


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


ICAR recommends Ladhowal biofortified maize as balanced animal feed

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR) has recommended the use of Ladhowal biofortified varieties of maize to serve as an excellent source of balanced feed to poultry and piggery industry. It, also,  helps in attaining higher body weight gain and less feed requirement for the livestock. ...Read more


ARI scientists develop new high yielding wheat 'Aestivum'

Farmers now have a wheat variety 'Aestivum', developed by Indian scientists with significantly high yield. The chapati from the flour of this wheat also scores high on quality. This wheat variety called MACS 6478 and developed by Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), an autonomous institute of the Dep...Read more


APEDA, MKBGA Basmati GI tussle reaches apex court

In a significant development in India's ensuing Basmati GI litigation, the Supreme Court of India, a three Judge bench headed by Justice Nageshwar Rao, issued a notice in the Special Leave Petitions filed by the Madhya Kshetra Basmati Growers Association Samiti (MKBGA) and the State of Madhya Pradesh. In the inter...Read more