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India: ADM urges sugarcane producers to take advantage of scientific advancement
DATE 13Oct 2018

The Additional District Magistrate of Udham Singh Nagar, Jagdish Chandra Kandpal urged the sugarcane growers to seek suggestions from the scientists on how to raise the quantum of their produce substantially while addressing an award presentation programme involving the sugarcane growers at the collectorate in Rudrapur on Friday. He, further, said that the scientists have… Read More »

Pakistan: Rice, Sugarcane production increased during current season-Federal committee on agriculture (FCA) told
DATE 13Oct 2018

Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) here on Friday was informed that cultivation and production targets of major Kharif crops including sugarcane and rice was achieved, whereas the production of both above mentioned crops had surpassed there set targets for the season 2018-19. The committee met here with Federal Secretary Ministry of National food Security and… Read More »

India: Agronomists strive to contain a brand new American pest
DATE 13Oct 2018

India’s acute farm crisis has just been worsened by an American pestilence called fall armyworm and farmers, biologists and agronomists are scrambling to contain the attack. First detected in a field of maize in Karnataka in May, Bangalore’s National Bureau of Agriculture Insect Resource (NBAIR) confirmed presence of fall armyworm in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West… Read More »

India: World sugar market could swing to deficit in 2019/20 as Brazil, EU curb output-broker
DATE 13Oct 2018

The world sugar market could see a shortfall in 2019/20 after two years of over-supply as Brazil and the European Union cut production, but strong Indian output will still weigh on the market, ADM Investor Services International said on Thursday. The market could swing to a deficit of roughly 2 million tonnes in the 2019/2020… Read More »

India: Global sugar market has hit a sweet spot but is worried India could turn it bitter
DATE 13Oct 2018

Sugar’s biggest rally in a decade isn’t convincing many of a sustained turnaround for the worst commodity in recent years. London’s Sugar Week kicked off Monday on the back of raw sugar’s best weekly gain since 2008, a surge driven by a stronger currency in top producer Brazil. But it’s still one of this year’s… Read More »