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Trade conflicts affect pulse- crop exports in Montana

Effects of the ongoing trade disputes between the United States and its international trading partners have rippled into Montana, particularly with pulse crops such as chickpeas, beans and lentils. Pulse crops have been dealt a blow by feuds between, most notably, China and India, two ...

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Plantation area drop on poll eve anguishes Govt

A massive drop in agricultural cultivation has led to serious concern among the stakeholders, including the Centre, against the backdrop of a recent hike in the minimum support prices (MSP). The Agriculture Ministry data shows that plantation area saw a decline of 27 lakh hectare during the current ...

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Rabi Acreage Down More Than 7%

As per the latest release by Ministry of Agriculture, the total rabi sowing acreage as on 23rd November was reported at 288.91 (lh) lakh hectares against 311.69 lakh hectares in the previous year in same period due to less cultivation of coarse cereals and pulses. This reflects a drop of ...

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Drought in key states hits pulses sowing

Deficient rains and severe drought in parts of Karnataka and other states have resulted in less sowing of pulses over a year ago period, as per the agriculture ministry's data release 18% drop in area sown to pulses to 69.95 lakh hectare 191.12 lakh hectare - rabi crops sowed this year against ...

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Pepper market review

Black and white pepper prices which remained extremely firm in Vietnam in the last fortnight showed some correction mode towards end of the week under review .The heavy rush to cover for nearby needs from shorts and new orders for near term seems to be pretty well covered with very ...

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India’s 2018 monsoon likely to be below average after poor start to season

India’s monsoon rains, a crucial element for the country’s farm output, are likely to be below average in 2018, after the country experienced tepid rainfall during the first half of the season. There is a 47 percent chance of India recording below average rainfall during the second half of the monsoon ...

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Pea protein trio of isolate-starch-fibre best to mimic meaty texture, says Cosucra

“There is a real trend towards pea protein ingredients because they are non-allergenic,"​ according to Eric Bosly, global commercial director at Belgian, family-owned pea supplier Cosucra. "Many customers want to replace soy with pea thanks to its positive, clean label image, and meat analogues are a new area where we can really ...

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Brazil’s trucks back on the roads but tensions remain high in fragile economy

Brazilians were spooked by the 10-day protests – and the mistrust of the country’s political class has led to increasing polarisation A nationwide trucking strike over fuel prices in Brazil finally came to an end last week after , South America’s biggest economy suffocated, and the CEO of Brazil’s state-controlled oil ...

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Brazil’s truck drivers reject concessions as strike goes into eighth day

On the eighth day of a nationwide strike over soaring fuel prices that has paralysed the Brazilian economy, truck drivers continued to protest on highways across the country. According to the G1 news site, demonstrations continued on Monday in 25 states and the federal district of Brasília, while in São Paulo, ...

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Spice exporters suffer Rs 75 crore loss due to MIP on black pepper

Having made a loss of Rs 75 crore in the last three months following the levy of minimum import price of Rs 500 per kg on black pepper from last December, the spice industry predicts around 50% drop in pepper exports from the country in the current fiscal if it ...

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