Pricing panel recommends 30 rupees/100 kg hike in barley MSP. The government wants to declare the minimum support prices for key rabi crops at the onset of the season due to upcoming Assembly polls in several states. It has to be declared before the code of conduct comes into place. The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices has recommended a hike of 105 rupees per 100 kg in minimum support price for key rabi food grain.
Prices of barley rose in Jaipur due to higher demand from the poultry feed sector and domestic stockists. In Jaipur, the benchmark market for the commodity, the coarse grain was sold at 1,600 rupees per 100 kg, up 10 rupees. Negligible supply in the market also supported prices. Only a couple of bags, each carrying 85 kg of barley, arrived in the market, due to low stocks with farmers.
They closed with most contracts 1 to 2 1/4 cents higher supported by gains in the wheat complex. Trade Ministry data shows Brazil’s September corn exports at 3.424 MMT, up 18.11% from August but down 42.12% from last year.
Spot price of maize in key Davanagere market in Karntaka was steady at 1,400-1,450 rupees per 100 kg. Demand from bulk buyers is limited because of less availability of good quality crop. Currently, maize prices are stuck in a range as buyers are waiting for fresh crop arrivals to begin, which could exert pressure on spot prices.
Maharashtra’s State Co-operative Marketing Federation along with Adivasi Vikas Mahamandal will start procurement of maize, paddy, jowar, bajra and other coarse cereals on behalf of Food Corp of India. Procurement of paddy (in Maharashtra) will start from now, while that of maize, jowar and bajra will commence from Nov 1. The government will procure fair average quality common paddy variety at 1,750 rupees per 100 kg and grade “A” variety at 1,770 rupees per 100 kg. Procurement of maize will be at 1,700 rupees, bajra at 1,950 rupees and jowar hybrid variety at 2,430 rupees and Maldandi variety at 2,450 rupees per 100 kg. The registration and buying of the farmers’ produce will be done online through NCDEX e-Markets Ltd, formerly known as NCDEX Spot Exchange Ltd. Output of kharif rice in the country in 2018-19 (Jul-Jun) is estimated at 99.24 mln tn, up 1.8% on year, kharif maize output is forecast at 21.47 mln tn, up 6.1%, while that of kharif jowar is estimated at 1.88 mln tn, down from 2.10 mln tn in 2017-18.
The farm pricing panel has also recommended an increase of 220 rupees per 100 kg in the support price for chana to 4,620 rupees. Farmers of masur, another key rabi crop, may get a minimum support price of 4,475 rupees per 100 kg as against 4,250 rupees last year. The government wants to declare the minimum support prices for key rabi crops at the onset of the season due to upcoming Assembly polls in several states. It has to be declared before the code of conduct comes into place.
Despite higher arrivals, chana prices in Delhi rose as the government extended the import ban on peas for another three months until December and on improved demand from the dal millers. In Delhi, the pulse was sold at 4,425 rupees per 100 kg, up 75 rupees. Halt in the chana sales by NAFED is also seen creating positive sentiments.
Wheat futures are currently unchanged to 5 cents higher after posting 9 to 15 cent gains in most contracts, with MPLS the strongest in both cases. Russia’s ag safety watchdog apparently warned of a possible temporary suspension of 30 grain loading facilities for up to 90 days for phytosanitary issues. Importers had complained about poor quality in Russian shipments. NASS pegged the winter wheat planting at 43% complete, with the normal pace running 40%. The crop was 14% emerged, matching the average. Planting in the Southern Plains is ahead of the average, at 41% for KS and OK and 42% for TX. Taiwan purchased 110,000 MT of US wheat in their latest tender.
The government wants to declare the minimum support prices for key rabi crops at the onset of the season due to upcoming Assembly polls in several states. It has to be declared before the code of conduct comes into place.