Indian wheat exports gain as global prices surge

Indian wheat exports gain as global prices surge

  Wheat exports from India have increased sharply and are bound to do well this fiscal as global supplies have been affected by lower production in the US, Russia and Canada, industry and trade officials said. “Exports could be anywhere between 2.5 million tonnes (mt) and three mt this fiscal as there is good demand […]

Comparable wheat yields can be achieved with bioprotectants

Comparable wheat yields can be achieved with bioprotectants

Biological alternatives to chemical pesticides can be used to help deliver comparable wheat yields, according to ground-breaking new research carried out in the North of England. It has found that the use of so-called ‘bioprotectants’ can reduce the environmental impacts associated with chemicals, and it is hoped that a recent series of trials involving spring […]

Philippines approves Golden Rice for commercial use

Philippines approves Golden Rice for commercial use

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Philippines on July 21 became the first country to approve commercial propagation of Golden Rice.  For the past two decades, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have been developing Golden Rice to help combat vitamin A deficiency which can cause blindness and […]

India 2021-22 wheat exports seen falling 10% on year amid COVID-19 shutdowns: sources

India 2021-22 wheat exports seen falling 10% on year amid COVID-19 shutdowns: sources

Highlights Export prices seen rising in near-term as restrictions continue Russian export tax seen hitting India’s overseas sales After exporting a record quantity of wheat in 2020-21, India’s overseas sales of the food grain during the current marketing year are seen declining 10% over the year as localized lockdowns are propping up export prices, sources […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

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Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]

Over 4 L tons of wheat produced in Rajshahi division

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Wheat farming gets popular in the Barind area in recent years as the farmers are getting profit from the food grain BSS The farmers got the wheat yield from about 1.32 lakh hectares of land in all eight districts under the division during the recent past harvesting season Farmers have harvested around 4.81 lakh tons […]

4.81 lakh tonnes of wheat produced in Rajshahi division

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Farmers have harvested around 4.81 lakh tonnes of wheat in Rajshahi division supplementing the government efforts of ensuring food security amid the present adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The farmers got the wheat yield from about 1.32 lakh hectares of land in all eight districts under the division during the recent past harvesting season. According […]

66,283 tons of wheat produced in Rangpur region

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Farming of less irrigation water consuming cereal crop of wheat has become popular among Rangpur farmers BSS Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers produced 328 tons of more wheat this season against the production of 65,955 tons from 18,726 hectares of land during the last 2019-2020 Rabi season Farmers produced 66,283 […]

Farmers happy over wheat yield as harvesting goes on in Rajshahi

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The growers are delighted as they are getting good yield at the initial stage of harvesting this year Farmers have been harvesting wheat in full-swing amidst satisfactory yield everywhere in the region, including its vast Barind tract. The growers are delighted as they are getting good yield at the initial stage of harvesting this year. […]

The Modi Government Has Put the Cart Before the Horse

The Modi Government Has Put the Cart Before the Horse

At the Indian Express’s e-Adda on March 21, Punjab’s chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh asked a question that has still not received an answer: Why did the Central government feel it had to change a marketing system that has existed for a hundred years, when it has met not only their every need, but also […]