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Maharashtra maize crop infested by FAW, Pune worst-hit

Since the monsoon has begun on time this season, ideal conditions have been created for the host to flourish and multiply, according to entomologist Anuksh Chormule.

Officials from the Maharashtra agriculture department confirmed that FAW infestation has been reported in the maize crop across the cereal grain growing regions in the state.

Cotton sowing area doubles to 92 lakh hectares

Last season, farmers had completed sowing operations on 46 lakh hectares around the same period. Cotton sowing is expected to cross 115-120 lakh hectares for the 2020-21 season, according to industry bodies.

Cotton sowing is expected to cross 115-120 lakh hectares for the 2020-21 season, according to industry bodies.

Maharashtra agriculture department files FIR against 13 companies for poor soybean seeds

Vijay Ghawate, director (Quality Control), agriculture department, said the authorities had received complaints from around 30,000 farmers that the soybean seeds purchased for sowing this Kharif season did not germinate.

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Maharashtra sugar mills pay 98% fair and remunerative price dues to farmers

FRP is also linked to a basic recovery rate, with a premium payable to farmers depending on the sugar recoveries from cane.

Some 16 mills have cleared 80-99% dues to farmers and 8 factories have made 60-79% FRP payments to farmers while 2 mills have paid less than 60% FRP to farmers.

After a welcoming response in UK, wine made from Ratnagiri mangoes will now be served in EU, Russia

His winery had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Marketing and Processing Board (APHPMPB) for producing kiwi wine in India.

Rhythm Winery, a part of Hillcrest Foods & Beverages, which makes the Rhythm Alphonso wine, said that the wine would soon be available all over the United Kingdom and Europe.

India likely to cross record 55 lakh tonnes of sugar exports

Brazil has diverted around 46-48% of its cane to sugar production and is expected to produce around 360 lakh tonnes as against 260 lakh tonnes last season.

India’s highest exports had touched 49 lakh tonnes in 2007-08.

Season’s first consignment of mangoes exported to Japan by air

Japan has been importing mangoes from Indian since 2006 and sends inspectors to oversee the vapour heat treatment process.

Accordingly, MSAMB officials completed the vapour heat treatment process for the mangoes, he added.

Sugar prices in Maharashtra firm up by Rs 100 per quintal on reports of MSP hike

The mills are seeking Rs 3,450 per quintal for S Grade, Rs 3,600 per quintal for M Grade and `3,750 per quintal for L Grade.

Maharashtra cooperative mills have sought a grade-wise rise in MSP to counter the dominance of mills from Uttar Pradesh that have captured the entire market.

Only 10 lakh quintals cotton remain with farmers: Cotton Federation

The federation has around 60 cotton graders and had put in a request with the state government for hiring more graders in September 2019.

CCI is running 83 procurement centres whereas, state’s federation department is running 80 centres.

Maharashtra co-operative sugar mills seek hike in sugar MSP

Jaiprakash Dandegaonkar, chairman of the federation, said the mills are seeking a rise in MSP to counter the dominance of mills from Uttar Pradesh that have captured the entire market.

Maharashtra traders urge state govt to do away with APMC Act

Traders feel the APMC Act has now outlived its utility in the present form.

Free inter-state trade of agricultural products: Maharashtra APMCs see loss of 30-40% income

The APMC and the new systems are expected to run in parallel offering the farmer a choice. Officials said that a price discovery mechanism through open auctions help farmers get a better choice while outside the farmer may ha

Maharashtra sugar mills seek extension of licence for hand sanitiser manufacture

Both cooperative and private sugar millers want the state government to grant extension for the licence for a year.

Sugar mills had realised that production of sanitisers could become a new revenue stream for them.

Maharashtra farmers seek loan rescheduling for this kharif season

Last week, the state government had asked district cooperative banks to provide crop loans to farmers who are yet to avail the benefits of the farm loan waiver scheme.

Maharashtra govt’s scheme to deal with excess milk yet to take off

Many dairies fear their business will be hit if the government does not pay them soon, he said. There are about 25 dairies in Maharashtra that are converting their excess milk stock into milk powder.

CCI procures record 92 lakh bales of cotton this season

P Alli Rani, CMD, CCI said that this is a global record of procurement by any single agency. The total procurement by CCI is valued at around Rs 25,000 crore.

The increase of 5% in cotton MSP for CYi2021 comes after a muted 2% increase implemented for CYi2020, which followed a significant increase of 26-28% announced for CYi2019.

Vashi APMC reopens after week-long shutdown

A decision to open the market was taken at a meeting of all stakeholders along with government officials on Saturday.

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Maharashtra body urges states, Centre to buy onions directly from farmers

Around 1,500 farmers have tweeted tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar.

Onion auctions at Lasalgaon have come to a halt for an indefinite period following three cases of Covid-19 reported last week.

Maharashtra: 15 sugar factories get notice for failing to pay fair and remunerative price dues

Since sugar commissioner Saurabh Rao has been given the additional charge of Coronavirus Control, the directives have been issued by the regional joint directors (RJDs).

The notices have been issued by the regional joint directors of the respective areas where the sugar factories are located in the state, officials said.

Vashi APMC to remain shut from May 11-17 due to rising COVID-19 cases

APMC administration and NMMC will carry out disinfection of the market premises and conduct tests. The market will remain open on this Saturday and Sunday.

The relentless rise in the NSSF loan, however, is a serious threat to the fiscal management efforts.

Onion auctions come to a halt at Lasalgaon as 3 test positive with COVID-19

Suvarna Jagtap, chairperson, Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), told FE that three cases of coronavirus were reported at Lasalgaon at a distance of 3 km from the main market yard.

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Indian cotton prices under pressure due to lockdown and fears of drop in consumption: CAI

Indian cotton prices have come down by 12-15% due to the ongoing lockdown and fears that the country’s cotton consumption will reduce, resulting in more carry-forward stocks by September 2020, officials of the Cotton Associ

Lasalgaon to revert to auction of onions in loose format from May 4

The APMC officials pointed out workers usually come to the market yard on pick-up trucks, however, the police have been acting against them as social distancing is not maintained onboard the pick-ups.

Profitability zooms as Maharashtra farmer groups market produce via new models during lockdown

About 1,200 farmers in Nashik, part of Sahyadri Farms, have established a direct supply chain with 57,000 customers in Mumbai, Pune, and Nashik during the lockdown.

Maharashtra’s onion supplier database to act as alternate marketing channel for farmers

Thanks to the database that has also been uploaded on the board’s website, state government authorities or traders could directly get in touch with the onion suppliers, he said.

The database is for providing a direct purchase access to traders of other states as an alternative channel in case arrivals at APMCs dries up.

Centre directs Nafed to commence onion procurement for buffer stock

Meetings are still in progress at Nafed regarding the price since this is a very unique situation.

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CCI resumes cotton procurement; 25k quintal procured in 10 days

CCI chairperson and managing director P Alli Rani said that the quantum of procurement has not been much due to the lockdown period and fear of coronavirus infection among farmers.

CCI is the government’s nodal agency for purchases under the minimum support price scheme.
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