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Onion prices set to keep rising

    

Onion prices are on the rise and may leave consumers in tears in the days ahead. As incessant rains in parts of North Karnataka have hit the standing kharif crop, wholesale prices have spiked over the past fortnight in major markets such as Lasalgaon...

Amul stays out of NDDB’s milk-fortification programme

    

The ambitious milk-fortification programme of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is seen facing dissent on its home ground. The Anand-headquartered apex dairy institution has encountered resistance to its proposal from its neighbour and India’s...

Bumper rice and wheat output pushes grain yield close to 285 million tonnes

    

Rice and wheat production in the country scaled new heights to make up for the dip in pulses and coarse cereals output and took total foodgrain output in 2018-19 to 284.95 million tonnes (mt), matching the 285 mt foodgrains produced in the previous year...

Govt initiates probe into alleged jump in palm oil imports from Malaysia

    

The government has initiated a probe into an alleged jump in imports of a particular variety of palm oil from Malaysia, following a complaint from Solvent Extractors’ Association of India. Commerce ministry’s investigation arm Directorate...

Pregnancy-free lactation for cows here

    

Here’s a breakthrough technology from an agricultural startup that can address the huge challenge of cows that stops giving milk. Tropical Animal Genetics, a five-year-old livestock technology company, has come out with a technology that ensures...

Maharashtra dams half-filled, but Marathwada is still parched

    

Heavy rains in the last two days have resulted in levels in 3,267 dams in Maharashtra crossing the half way mark. Storage increased to 51 per cent on Tuesday as many parts of western and northern Maharashtra received heavy showers. Though many cities...

Commodities sag as top buyer has lighter wallet

    

Commodities markets suffered another blow on Monday as China’s currency tumbled against the US dollar, reducing the purchasing power of the biggest buyer of everything from oil to copper to soybeans. In the latest escalation of the trade war...

Pink bollworm infestation detected in Yavatmal district, third confirmed attack in Maharashtra

    

The latest pink bollworm infestation on cotton crop in Maharashtra has been detected in Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region. On Friday, agriculture scientists spotted the pests in Hiwari village. This is the third confirmed attack in the state. Earlier,...

Sugar glut forces farmers in Maharashtra to use cane as cattle fodder

    

Farmers are more than willing to sell cane for cattle feed as its more profitable for them. India’s second-biggest sugar producing region is facing an unusual situation: Attractive returns in the cattle-feed market are prompting farmers to sell...

Sugar glut forces farmers in Maharashtra to use cane as cattle fodder

    

Farmers are more than willing to sell cane for cattle feed as its more profitable for them. India’s second-biggest sugar producing region is facing an unusual situation: Attractive returns in the cattle-feed market are prompting farmers to sell...

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