Improved demand helped maize prices to go up.

Maize prices in key spot markets were up because of improved demand for the crop with desired moisture content amid limited arrivals. Farmers have been holding back stocks, waiting for prices to rise. In Davangere, Karnataka, […]

Onion down in Lasalgaon on low demand

Onion down in Lasalgaon on low demand; supply steady. Onion prices in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra, fell due to limited demand. In Lasalgaon, the benchmark market, the vegetable was sold in a range of 600-800 rupees per 100 […]

coriander down 1% on profit booking

NCDEX coriander down 1% on profit booking. The January contract of coriander fell 1% on NCDEX as investors booked profits after prices hit a two-week high of 6,418 rupees per 100 kg. The most active January […]

Prices of sugar rose

Prices of sugar rose in key wholesale markets in the country due to talk that the central government may be more amenable to increasing the minimum support price of sugar, as the government of Uttar Pradesh […]

Mustard seed prices fell in Jaipur

Mustard seed prices fell in Jaipur as demand from crushing plants was weak on expectation of further fall in prices with the start of rabi crop arrivals later this month. Demand was weak also following a […]

soybean arrivals nearly doubled

Futures contracts of soybean fell on domestic exchanges, while those of refined soyoil, crude palm oil and mustard rose. Futures contracts of soybean on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange closed 0.3% lower due to higher […]

Nashik have not dispatched

Nashik have not dispatched the produce to other parts of the country after they failed to get railway rakes at Nashik, Lasalgaon, Manmad, Niphad and Kherwadi stations as per their demand. This, they claimed, had resulted […]

Maize prices down in thin trade.

Maize prices in key spot markets fell in thin trade, with most market participants away for New Year celebrations. Prices of maize in Davangere, a key market in Karnataka, fell 25 rupees to 1,675 rupees per […]

China allows US milled rice imports

China has begun to allow imports of milled rice from the United States to meet domestic demand, the move will enhance bilateral trade in agricultural products. China had previously banned US rice imports owing to the […]

Rice procurement reaches 238.8 lakh tonnes.

The government has procured 238.8 lakh tonnes of rice in the current 2018-19 marketing season so far, with purchase in Punjab and Haryana almost over. The rice procurement target for the current season (October-September) has been […]

Sugar imports in November

Sugar imports in November grew by 107 percent compared with the same period last year, as more traders shipped in the commodity ahead the season. The commodity imported by various traders rose to 39,752 tonnes in […]

The US-China trade war

The US-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology – and above all, agriculture. Broad pain from trade tariffs outlined by several economists shows […]

Paddy prices down on quality issues.

In Amritsar, Punjab, prices of basmati 1121 paddy slumped on quality concerns. Prices fell 100 rupees to 3,400-3,500 rupees per 100 kg. Prices of non-basmati varieties of paddy were steady as government agencies have been procuring […]

Inadequate Mandis delays paddy procurement in Odisha

Amid opposition allegations of irregularities and mismanagement in paddy procurement, the State Government has procured nearly seven lakh tonnes of paddy from farmers through Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS). A review of paddy procurement by PACS […]

strongly raises 2018 maize crop estimate

EU , cuts wheat. The European Commission raised its estimate of 2018/19 usable maize (corn) production in the European Union to 67.5 million tonnes (mln t) from 62.9 mln t previously. It left unchanged its forecast […]

Prices for M-grade declined by 10rs

Sugar prices at the Vashi wholesale market ruled flat on slack demand amid selling pressure. Prices for M-grade declined by 10rs. quintal and that of S-grade ruled steady. Naka and mill tender rates were unchanged. Arrivals were […]