05 Mar 17
|A better way to track various commodities?|
Frank Yiannas has spent years looking in vain for a better way to track lettuce, steaks and snack cakes from farm and factory to the shelves of Walmart, where he is the vice-president for food safety.
03 Mar 17
|Cotton exports might lose thread over Chinese offtake|
India’s cotton exports are likely to decline by 20 per cent this year, following the Chinese government’s decision to auction its own fibre stock. Indian exporters will thus not be able to reap the benefit of high international prices.
13 Feb 17
|Government plans merger of commodity boards|
The Commerce Ministry is planning merger of the commodity boards and set up an umbrella organisation in order to improve production and exports of plantation crops like tea, coffee and spices.
09 Feb 17
|Raw jute prices fall on 10% dilution plan|
Prices of raw jute are going downhill with the Union textiles ministry’s plan to go for dilution of the mandatory jute packaging order and dwindling crop supplies triggered by demonetisation.
05 Feb 17
|Contract farming law may cover all agriculture commodities|
The proposed model law on contract farming, which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech on Wednesday, could encompass all the agricultural commodities and not restrict itself to only one or two commodities.
19 Dec 16
|Flexible packaging makers react to polymer price rise|
Polymer prices are likely to rise by 10 per cent in the wake of a sharp increase in crude oil prices. This is already prompting users i.e. flexible packaging material manufacturers, to shift to value-added products.
15 Dec 16
|Note ban takes away Pakistan cotton export relief cushion|
While Pakistan recently lifted the ban on cotton imports from India, Indian exporters are unable to capitalise on the move.
30 Nov 16
|E-payments don't enthuse jute workers|
Despite the jute sector’s attempt at paying wages to 250,000-odd workers through electronic transfer to their bank accounts, a section of the workers are likely to face hardship as they don’t have bank accounts.
22 Nov 16
|Jute mill owners want government procurement of crop|
The scrapping of high-value currency notes has halted the trade in raw jute and mill owners want government-run Jute Corporation of India (JCI) to procure the crop.
18 Nov 16
|Demonetisation: Cash crisis hits cotton availability|
Cotton exports are being hit by the demonetisation effect. With farmers in a liquidity crisis and traders and wholesale markets not functioning in many places, arrivals have reduced.
17 Nov 16
|Demonetisation hits cotton exports as growers remain wary|
Despite cotton exports having advantage of rupee depreciation against Dollar, cotton exports have not revived as farmers are not supplying their produce due to demonetisation.
12 Nov 16
|Demonetisation hits business: Daily cotton arrivals fall by 50%|
Demonetisation of high-value currency notes by the government has created a cash shortage that is affecting the cotton trade.