AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES
Beware biotechnology farming
As of now, in biotechnology, whether it is in the US or in India, one is just operating at the periphery of molecular biology.
Drought takes toll on southern tea output
A DROUGHT-LIKE condition in almost every plantation-growing district in the South is beginning to take its toll on tea production. So much so, that South Indian production for March and most probably April is likely to remain depressed, feel ...
CTC varieties ease at Kochi tea sale
A FAIR general demand persisted for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction. Of the quantity of 789,000 kg on offer in the dust category, CTC market barely steady and tended to ease. Orthodox dust was fully firm to dearer. The best ...
Low demand pulls prices down at Coonoor tea auction
PRICES dropped at the tea auctions conducted here on last week by the Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA), despite a lower volume of 8.16 lakh kg on offer because of a marked fall in demand. The buyers contended that being the year-end, they ...
Cotton futures seen falling
NYCE cotton futures ended lower on Friday, on speculative selling with trade buying noticed at the lower levels which helped limit further losses. Cotton contracts continue to move in a sideways range till the release of any market moving news. ...
DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS
`Dairy industry set for boost through mass production'
THE Indian dairy industry is poised for a major breakthrough. Handmade dairy delicacies have gone into mass production through industrial application of a wide range of agri-businesses. This has been brought out in a report on `Emerging ...
SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Cardamom output may fall this season
SEVERE drought conditions prevailing in the cardamom growing areas in Kerala have hit crop production as an estimated 25 per cent of plants have dried up. The worst affected areas are Nedumkandam, Udumbanchola, Santhanpara, Rajkumari, ...
Chillies: Transaction cost reduced
HYDERABAD: The transaction cost per bag of chillies has been reduced to Rs 6 from Rs 16 in the Guntur and Warangal agriculture market yards. Electronic weighing machines have also been introduced in the two markets to have accurate ...
UK `sympathetic' to India's stance on farm subsidies
EVEN as the talks for resuming modalities on the agreement on agriculture (AoA) are all set to begin in Geneva on March 22, the United Kingdom has assured New Delhi that it is "very sympathetic" towards agriculture reform, particularly in ...
WTO farm talks: Australia wants India to be 'more flexible'
AUSTRALIA wants India to adopt a more flexible stand during talks to clinch the Agreement on Agriculture under the aegis of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). "We think there is a distraction in WTO talks over Singapore issues. We should try ...
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