Centre procures 645.10 LMT paddy, 3.09 LMT pulses & oilseeds in current KMS

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 51.92 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Mar...Read more

IPFT, ICAR–DRMR jointly organises workshop on ‘Orobanche weed control in mustard’

A field workshop on 'Techno-management options to control Orobanche in mustard-a pilot study' was jointly organized by Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT), Gurugram, Haryana and the ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research (ICAR-DRMR), Bharatpur at village Gurda Nandi in the Bharatpur distric...Read more

Yield10 Bioscience wraps successful field-trial of oilseed Camelina to produce Bioplastic

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc, an agricultural bioscience company has announced successful field testing of prototype lines of the oilseed Camelina sativa, that have been programed to produce PHA bioplastics directly in seed. PHA are natural polymers, prevalent in nature and fully biodegradable in the environment. Curr...Read more

ARS scientists spearhead research to reduce allergenic potential of peanuts

Peanut allergies are a serious health threat, and consuming even a trace amount has the potential to cause a life-threatening reaction. In the past 20 years, peanut allergies have tripled in the United States, said Soheila Maleki, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS scientists are researchi...Read more

ICRISAT develops portable aflatoxin detector for farmers

A collaboration between Pure Scan AI and ICRISAT to create a portable aflatoxin detector has won the Inspire Challenge by the CGIAR Big Data Platform at the recent Big Data Convention, earning a $100,000 grant to build and scale up the device. Utilizing the blacklight fluorescence feature of aflatoxin, this device...Read more

Sudhakar Rao Desai takes charge as the president of IVPA

Sudhakar Rao Desai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emami Agrotech Ltd, has been re-elected unanimously as the President of Indian Vegetable oil Producers’ Association (IVPA). Vipin Gupta, CEO of Louis Dreyfus Commodities India Pvt Ltd, has been re-elected unopposed as the Vice-President of IVPA.The 43rd an...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

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