Food & Edible Oils

06 Jan 17
Onion export doubles in April-Sept
01:48 AM
Onion exports doubled in the first half of this financial year (April-September), due to the government decision to extend to this the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) incentive, beside ending the earlier minimum export price (MEP).
29 Dec 16
Robusta coffee exports face global price pressure despite rising demand
05:31 AM
Despite an estimated rise in consumption, global prices of Robusta variety of coffee, of which India is a major grower, are expected to fall a bit in the coming quarter.
28 Dec 16
Govt removes minimum export price of potato
01:33 AM
The government on Tuesday removed the minimum export price (MEP) of potato, which was imposed in July, to boost shipments of the kitchen staple.
16 Dec 16
UP sugar mills in sweet spot with 0.5% higher recovery
12:50 AM
Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are expecting better days ahead due to sharp variation in the climate yielding 0.5 per cent higher recovery this year higher than last year.
15 Dec 16
Veg oil import could fall this year
02:30 AM
Weaker consumer demand, attributed partly to demonetisation, with higher availability from local sources, might lower the country's import of edible oil in the current oil year (November 2016 to October 2017).
Deadline for cash wage payments to Assam's tea garden workers ends Saturday
02:24 AM
A tea garden worker plucks tea leaves inside Aideobarie Tea Estate in Jorhat in Assam, India.
10 Dec 16
Demonetisation impact? Wheat acreage 0.5 million hectares less than normal
02:05 AM
Wheat the most sown food grains during the rabi season was planted in around 22.56 million hectares of land till Friday.
08 Dec 16
Centre mulls scrapping wheat import duty to boost supplies
12:25 AM
Workers stand as a crane loads wheat onto a shipThe Centre is mulling scrapping import duty on wheat to boost domestic supplies amid rising prices and concerns about the 2016-17 wheat crop in view of IMD's forecast of warmer winter.
06 Dec 16
Demonetisation puts brakes on agri-commodity exports
07:29 AM
Demonetisation has not only impacted the arrival of agricultural-commodities in the market, but the export orders in commodities such as cotton, groundnut and soya meal have also taken a toll.
05 Dec 16
Commodity picks: December 5, 2016
07:00 AM
Coriander prices in Kota market are trading at Rs 7,883 a quintal. Prices are expected to trade higher towards Rs 8,000 a quintal for the coming week, following lower arrivals in domestic market and slowdown in imports.
30 Nov 16
Wheat futures extend losses, down 0.39% on higher supply
11:47 AM
Continuing its falling streak for third day, wheat prices moved down by 0.39% to Rs 2,036 per quintal in futures market today as traders indulged in reducing positions, triggered by sufficient stocks position following increased supplies at spot market.
Inventories likely to keep fertiliser sales down
07:17 AM
The country's record urea production in 2015-16, along with high import of others, means fertiliser sales in the rabi season could be down because of a lot of inventory with dealers.
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