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Farmers and fear an additional loss in and production by 20 per cent from the infestation in the fields, thereby restricting arrivals and pushing up prices ahead of the new crop year which begins in late September.

According to farmers, the infestation has caught on to entire fields of and groundnut in several areas of and North where there have been heavy sowing.

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Food Minister on Saturday said the has no immediate plans to further hike from the existing 10 per cent.

On March 28, an of 10 per cent was imposed on to curb in view of record domestic output at around 97.44 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year (July-June).

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In a major disappointment for new entrant farmers, crop has come under severe pest and attacks in major producing states, which is sparking fears of a sharp decline in India's fibre this season.

If this estimate proves true, farmers who shifted from pulses and edible oilseeds to sow for better realisation would certainly get disappointed with a possible decline in their income this year due to low output.

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As the farmers are shifting to other horticulture crops, including grapes, pomegranate, the crop size prospects have lowered in the ongoing sowing season. Firstly, assuming that the government would not let its price go up, many farmers sold a large quantity of the stocks at a price between Rs 5-5.50 a kg, the price level maintained over the last two years barring sporadic rise and fall.

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India's monsoon has delivered 1 percent more rain than normal so far this year, but erratic distribution has flooded some areas and left others in drought, clouding the outlook for key summer-sown crops more than midway through the season.

Monsoons deliver about 70 percent of India's annual rainfall and are critical for farmers because half of their lands lack irrigation.

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MUMBAI: Farmers in India run the risk of planting too much, too fast in the current monsoon season as an unexpected dry spell starts to wilt summer-sown crops, raising fears of lower yields and potentially forcing some farmers to re-sow crops.Lower yields or crop failure will increase discontent among farmers that has triggered protests in the big agrarian states in recent months and forced the state governments to waive billions of dollars of farm loans.The ongoing dryness is affecting central, western and southern India, key producing regions for cotton , soybean, corn, sugarcane, pulses and rice.Poor output of summer crops could also raise food prices, restricting the central bank from cutting lending rates, crucial to boosting Asia's third-biggest economy "Farmers sowed crops on time, but now they will wilt unless rainfall revives in next few days," said Faiyaz Hudani, deputy vice president at Kotak Commodity Services Pvt Ltd."In some regions farmers will have no option but to re-sow crops. But the dry spell wilted germinated seedlings and forced Mujalge to plough land and prepare it for re-sowing.

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Spring wheat futures soared more than 3 percent on Friday as drought worsened in a key growing region.

A major drought in the Dakotas has caused spring wheat crop conditions to decline sharply in the past four weeks.

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Much to the discomfort of consumers, retail prices in the national capital have skyrocketed by up to 65 per cent to Rs 60-70 per kg in a fortnight due to crop damage in producing states.

The prices have risen sharply in other metros as well.

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Much to the discomfort of consumers, retail prices in the national capital have skyrocketed by up to 65 per cent to Rs 60-70 per kg in a fortnight due to crop damage in producing states.

The prices have risen sharply in other metros as well.

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Why soyabeans are the crop of the century [0.07]

Posted on June 21, 2017, 3:50 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

The fields outside Mohall, North Dakota , were until recently a collage of blue flax, yellow sunflowers and amber wheat.

It's almost become too much," says Ahmat Barat, a 41-year old taxi driver in Urumqi, the capital of China's northwestern Xinjiang region.

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In order to provide relief to from falling prices of onion, the Centre has decided to procure 2,00,000 tonnes of the crop from Madhya Pradesh, the country's second largest producer.

They are seeking higher support price for their produce and waiver of loans.Onion output from the crop sown during late kharif (summer) season of the 2016-17 crop year has been higher which led to huge arrivals in mandis and fall in prices.The official said the price drop was because the onion coming into the mandis was of 'table' variety and not stored due to low shelf life.Excess supply amid low demand led to crash in prices, which has hit revenues.

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Farmer caution slows seed demand [0.13]

Posted on June 1, 2017, 6:02 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

Farmers’ disquiet over lower has led to a slowing in demand so far this kharif season, as wary growers await the first showers before booking their packets for sowing.

Normally, companies supply seeds to their distributors before the actual monsoon Farmers also ensure availability for sowing before the season’s onset, often booking packets in advance.

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After a record high of 5.67 million tonnes in 2016-17, representing a 19.9 per cent increase over the previous year, import of is expected to decline this year, by up to 20 per cent.

In FY17, the domestic output of stood at 22.14 million tonnes, against a normal annual consumption of 24 million tonnes.

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Rabi oilseeds production estimates up by over 18%: SEA [0.01]

Posted on May 3, 2017, 12:29 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

In order to assess kharif and rabi oilseed crop, has also established a crop estimate committee with association's past president Govind Patel as its convener.

According to estimates, total area under has also gone up by 7.2 per cent to 9.19 million hectares in 2016-17, up from 8.57 million hectares in 2015-16.

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A record high crop output, along with record imports, has created a mayhem in pulses market, with farmers unable to sell pulses even at the minimum support price announced by the government. In FY17, the total import if pulses increased 19.9 per cent to 5.67 million tonnes, which, along with 22.14 million tonnes of crop, has improved the availability for the year by around 27.8 million tonnes, against the average normal consumption of 24 million tonnes.

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MUMBAI: Insurers who thought they could make farm insurance a lucrative business were in for a disappointment. In the latest development, the Karnataka government scrapped a tender as the offers were for higher premium , and has called for fresh bids.Crop insurance, which is fast moving towards becoming a third of the Rs 1.25 lakh crore general insurance industry, is facing issues such as high claims, inadequate premium and lower interest in buying cover when the monsoon is good.“States like Maharashtra and Karnataka have come up with retendering because they did not find the price they want," a senior executive of a general insurance company said.

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The stock surged 9% to Rs 108.80 on BSE, trading close to its 52-week high of Rs 109.25.

The company has entered into an agreement to merge ownership of their businesses into a newly formed distribution company,” said in a press release.

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