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Oct 18, 2019, 00.03 AM IST
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Netherlands can help India become the food factory of the world: Dutch Minister

The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world (2018: US$ 100 billion) and has vast experience in managing supply chains for fresh vegetables, food and flowers to market destinations all over the world.

Livestock population up by 4.6%; cow count rises by 18%

From 512 million in 2012 to nearly 536 million in 2019, the livestock population has increased by 4.6%, as per the 20th livestock census. Cows account for over one-fourth of the total livestock population & increase 18% from the previous census.

Strong monsoon isn't always good news for farmers

India received the heaviest monsoon rain in 25 years. While rain usually cheers up the agricultural heartland, the erratic monsoon left many crops damaged.

Coffee Board to expand krishi taranga service to more farmers

The team of precision agriculture department has been working with Coffee Board of India to address the needs of the coffee farmers.

Kaveri Seeds to adopt GMS technology for hybrid cotton seeds

Nearly a fourth of their hybrid cotton seeds production of Kaveri next year would be through GMS technology and entire hybrid cotton seeds production will shift to GMS technology over next 2-3 years.

Indian chemical giant UPL bested by US upstart in fight over apples

The award was less than a tenth of the $346.2 million AgroFresh had asked for.

Groundnut output likely to be 40% more than last year

According to the first advance estimate released last month, the agriculture ministry is estimating an output of 6.1 million tonnes.

Govt asks dal millers to import pulses by Oct 31, industry seeks time till year-end

According to industry data, of the 4,00,000 tonnes quota for tur, 1,36,000 tonnes have already been imported.

India sets quality standards for global potato trade

The standard guidelines cover all the commercial varieties of potatoes, considering shape, skin colour and flesh colour.

A problem of plenty: India's onion mess

What the government is doing is hurting farmers rather than resolving the country’s onion mess.

India's 2019 soybean output could drop 18% on excessive rain: Trade body

The crop was badly affected in low-lying areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan due to water-logging

Farm cooperatives can play key role in achieving $5 trillion economy: Narendra Singh Tomar

Farm cooperatives can play key role in achieving $5 trillion economy: Narendra Singh Tomar

The minister also launched startup scheme 'Yuva Sahakar' and NGO Sahakar Bharti's 'Simply Desi' brand to promote products manufactured by cooperatives.

Why strong monsoon rains are not necessarily good news for Indian farmers

Why strong monsoon rains are not necessarily good news for Indian farmers

While rain would normally cheer the agricultural heartland, monsoon was erratic and has left crops damaged.

Government may set up Rs 6,000 crore fund for farmer bodies

Government may set up Rs 6,000 crore fund for farmer bodies

Plans to train, ensure easy credit and provide support to 10,000 farmer producer organisations.

Tomato prices likely to normalise in 10 days

Tomato prices likely to normalise in 10 days

The prices of tomatoes have climbed to Rs 80 a kg in last few days burning pockets of consumers.

Assam tea workers get only 7 per cent of price, says report

Assam tea workers get only 7 per cent of price, says report

For a 200 gram packet of branded Assam tea sold in India for Rs 68, less than Rs 5 is left for workers.

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