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Soybean output may go up to 110 lakh tonne on high acreage

The country's soybean output is likely to touch 105 lakh tonne-110 lakh tonne due to an increase in acreage in addition to conducive weather conditions, industry associations said.

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CCI cotton procurement yet to pick up as prices above MSP

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has started procurement of cotton at Minimum Support Price (MSP) from farmers in Warangal district and Mehboob Nagar of Telangana.

Economy News

Pomegranate exports likely to run into EU roadblock

With a bumper pomegranate season in full swing, around 85,000 tonne is expected to be exported during 2018-19 season.

Economy News

Sugar mills submit false FRP reports: Maharashtra farmers

Farmer organisations in Maharashtra are up in arms over the issue of pending Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) payments to farmers. Farmer body Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana claims that several sugar mills have allegedly sub

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Procurement of moong, urad picks up pace in Maharashtra

Moong (green gram) and urad (black gram) procurement in Maharashtra at minimum support price (MSP) is slowly gathering pace. Some 6,581.847 quintals of moong have been procured from 1,164 farmers by the procurement agencies a

Economy News

Cane price: Maharashtra mills not to crush after demand for higher installment

Following this decision, 70-80 mills in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Karnataka have not started crushing operations. Some of the mills that had commenced crushing have also decided to stop, industry sources said.

Commodities News

Ordinance Push: Maharashtra deregulates all agri-produce from APMC Act

The Maharashtra government has promulgated an ordinance deregulating all agricultural produce from the APMC Act.

Commodities News

18 Maharashtra factories start cane crushing

Around 18 sugar factories in Maharashtra have commenced crushing for 2018-19 season, crushing some 3.5 lakh to 4 lakh tonnes of cane.

Commodities News

Maharashtra begins kharif procurement

Procurement of moong (green gram) and urad (black gram) has commenced in some pockets of Maharashtra, as the state is busy rolling out the price-deficiency support scheme PM-AASHA, under which support prices are at least 1.5

Commodities News

Onion prices stabilise after price rise last week

Wholesale onion prices were down to Rs 1,550 per quintal at Lasalgaon-the country's largest wholesale market for the bulb on new arrivals in the market from other states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Sugar stock valuation, international realization difference a big hurdle: Maharashtra millers

Private sugar millers in Maharashtra have approached the Centre stating that the price difference between sugar stock valuation by the banks and international realization, which is the short margin in pledge accounts of sugar

Sugar stock valuation, international realization difference a big hurdle: Maharashtra millers

Maharashtra cane farmers stare at shortage of water, situation grim

Maharashtra's sugar season for 2018-19 started with 30 cane crushing licences being issued. Factories in the drought-hit Marathwada region, however, are not among these.

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Cotton prices move up above MSP, more wait for farmers now

Cotton Corporation of India ( CCI), which was gearing up for procurement operations at Minimum Support Prices (MSP) from farmers may have to wait for a while as prices have gone above the MSP.

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Wholesale onion prices firm up as poor rain affect Kharif crop

Wholesale onion prices in Lasalgaon- the country's biggest wholesale market for the bulb have firmed up with rain eluding the state thereby affecting the early Kharif and late Kharif crop.

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Rs 750 crore FRP for Maharashtra cane farmers remain unattended

For the current season, the FRP dues are nearly Rs 221 crore. About 20 factories in the Pune division are still holding RSF dues of Rs 50 crore for 2016-17 season.

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Maharashtra farmer body seeks Rs 3,500 per tonne as first cane installment

Ahead of the cane crushing season which is set to commence from October 20 in Maharashtra, the Raghunathdada Patil-led Shetkari Sanghatana has demanded a first cane installment of Rs 3,500 per tonne for farmers from sugar mil

Commodities News

Area under soybean up 6.7%, says SOPA

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA), in its first survey of soybean crop for the season of 2018-19, has estimated the total area under soybean for 2018 at 108.396 lakh hectare.

Commodities News

Bonanza! Maharashtra government pays Rs 106 crore in subsidy to dairy farmers

The subsidy rate of Rs 5 per litre of milk is applicable from August 1. The state produces an excess milk production of about 10 lakh litres. This includes milk powder production and entails a daily subsidy of Rs 50 lakh.

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Big move by Maharashtra government: Online registrations of farmers for MSP procurement begins

Maharashtra cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh said that the state government has approached the Centre and sought permission for procurement of these pulses and soybean at MSP.

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Cotton industry body trims production estimates

The apex cotton trade body has brought down the crop size at 348 lakh bales for 2018-19 amid fears of an impact of yield at the conclusion of the Cotton meet in Aurangabad.

Commodities News

Below-MSP pulse prices: Maharashtra traders insist on NOCs from farmers

Moong and urad prices in Maharashtra are trading below the minimum support price (MSP) as the farmers wait in hope that the government shall soon begin procurement centres.

Commodities News

Maharashtra cracks whip on fertiliser vendors not using PoS machines

The Maharashtra Agriculture department has ordered suspension of licenses of vendors who do not use point of sale (POS) machines for the sale of fertilisers to farmers.

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Clear dues to get new crushing licence, Maharashtra sugar mills told

Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner Sambhaji Kadu Patil has warned millers in the state to clear pending fair and remunerative price (FRP) dues of farmers for the previous year before the start of the season.

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Cotton Corporation gears up for procurement of nearly 100 lakh bales this season

The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has begun gearing up for procurement of around 100 lakh bales for 2018-19 season which commenced from Monday.

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Tomatoes at Rs 1.5/kg! Maharashtra farmers are abandoning their crop in the field

Last week, some 2 lakh crates of tomato arrived at Pimpalgaon, one of the biggest tomato markets in Nashik region, and prices dropped to Rs 161 per crate.

Commodities News

Cooperative sugar millers’ body seeks Rs 10,000-crore soft loan from government

The Centre on Wednesday has approved a Rs 5, 500 crore package for the country's sugar sector that includes a two fold jump in production assistance to cane growers and transport subsidy to mills for export of nearly 50 lakh

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Maharashtra cane season to begin from October 20

Maharashtra's sugar season 2018-19 is all set to begin from October 20. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of ministers in Mumbai.

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