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Maharashtra farmer activists, sugar millers call interim truce

Sugar mills are citing falling prices caused by a huge surplus of sugar stocks for their inability to pay sugarcane farmers

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Sweet Grapes! Exports to Europe may cross 2.5 lakh tonne this season

According to Apeda, 9,810 tonne of grapes have left for Europe and as the season progresses, more containers are expected to be shipped to the continent

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Maharashtra sugar millers meet CM Devendra Fadnavis amid farmer protests

Sugar millers in Maharashtra on Tuesday met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai once again with a plea to urge the Centre to intervene and increase the minimum floor price (MFP) of sugar from the existing `2,900 per qu

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Farmer producer firm shows women the ropes in farming

An all-women farmer producer company established under the aegis of the Mann Deshi Foundation in Maharashtra has quietly began making waves.

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Onion prices in Maharashtra crash to Rs 170 a quintal

The modal price of summer onions is showing a declining trend, crashing to `170 per quintal at Lasalgaon, the country’s largest wholesale market for onions at Nashik, on Monday.

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Prices increase marginally on rumours of rise in MFP

Millers have been unable to make FRP payments to farmers because of low prices and unsold stocks. Several mills in Marathwada and Vidarbha have paid 80% of FRP to farmers till December 15, 2018. In Maharashtra, mills had paid

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Decks cleared to export sweetener from Maharashtra

With this, millers can export more of the sweetener.

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Pre-cooling units help Strawberry farmers reach out to far-off mkts

Thanks to the new unit established by Kisan Bhilare, president, Mahabaleshwar Cooperative Fruits, Flowers and Vegetable Buyer Seller Association at neighbouring Wai, several farmers have begun to benefit.

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Maharashtra farmers eye Kerala, Tamil Nadu to supply onion

MahaFPC — the apex body of Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in Maharashtra has decided to tap the inter-state route to gain access to newer markets.

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Traders lose some soyabean export contracts as rupee appreciates

Soyabean export contracts over 1 lakh tonne have been cancelled from India on account of the appreciation of the rupee, top industry officials said.

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Maharashtra milk producers to meet dairy commissioner today

Both cooperative and private dairies say this scheme is proving to be unviable for them and have threatened to pull out of the subsidy scheme yet again.

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Fair price: Maharashtra sugar millers, farmer outfits at loggerheads over payment

Another confrontation seems to be brewing between the sugar millers in Maharashtra and farmer organisations. A group of Kolhapur millers has expressed its inability to give the fair and remunerative price (FRP) in a single pa

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Maharashtra first to appoint trade representatives in 6 states to promote inter-state business

The Board recently sought funds to the tune of Rs 80 crore to bring some 145 Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in the state under the ambit of eNAM.

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Maharashtra mills get notice over non-payment of cane dues

According to the officials, millers have paid up only Rs 360.36 crore to farmers till December 15 and the total payable FRP was to the tune of Rs 2,497.41 crore by the end of November.

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Govt’s Rs 150-cr relief won’t take edge off onion farmers’ woes in Maharashtra, says APMC chief

According to marketing department’s principal secretary, Anoop Kumar, the cabinet approved an ex-gratia payment of Rs 200 per quintal rate for onion sold between November 1 and December 15.

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Prices above MSP: Only 1L bales cotton bought this year

The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has procured over one lakh bales in the current season till date. Last season, the corporation had procured over 4 lakh bales by this time.

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Maharashtra sugar millers seek Centre help fix ‘short margins’ issue

Millers are currently finding it difficult to export sugar since banks are not releasing sugar, pledged with them, because millers are unable to resolve the problem caused by short margins.

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Maharashtra sugar millers bet big on beet to keep machines running year-round

Sugar millers from Maharashtra are attempting to promote the cultivation of beet for sugar production for the first time. The objective is to ensure that the plant and machinery which lies idle for a better part of the year i

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Lasalgaon APMC-led delegation in Maharashtra seeks MSP for onion

A delegation from Maharashtra, led by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), at Nashik’s Lasalgaon — the largest wholesale market for onions in the country — has sought a minimum support price (MSP) for onion

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Maharashtra’s procurement scheme for pulses comes to standstill on poor arrival

Maharashtra's pulses procurement programme for moong and urad and oilseeds, including soyabean, has almost come to a standstill on poor arrivals in the market and prices hovering around the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

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Maharashtra allows plastic packaging for milk pouches until further notice

On an average, around 85 lakh litres of milk is sold through plastic pouches on a daily basis.

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Export of raw sugar: Millers expect sweet deal from China

A contract for exporting 15,000 tonne of raw sugar has been entered between the Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma) and China’s COFCO.

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Maharashtra dairies to withhold subsidy till dues are cleared

Dairies in Maharashtra had waited till November 30 for pending dues of Rs 100 crore under the state government subsidy scheme and had threatened to pull out of the scheme.

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Farmer groups to get land on priority

A delegation of FPCs under the banner of MAHAFPC had submitted a list of recommendations to Subhash Desai, minister for industry, a fortnight ago.

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Cotton exports likely to cross 65 lakh bales

Purchases made by the Cotton Corporation of India remain tepid on weak arrivals.

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Panel to re-examine agri Ordinance in Maharashtra

This is being opposed by a handful of elements and therefore the Marketing Reform Ordinance will be re-approved soon.

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Maharashtra farmers await FRP payments 45 days after start of sugar season

About one and a half months after the sugar season in Maharashtra has commenced, farmers continue to wait for fair and remunerative price (FRP) payments for the new season of 2018-19.

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