The recovery of monsoon rain levels in August has led to improved soil moisture in Central India which will bolster crop development.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2017 (June to September) was 5 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
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Infographic: International Year of Pulses

Infographic discussing the role of pulse crops in sustainable food production and food security, as well as their contributing $944 million to total U.S. ag exports in 2016.
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India: Monsoon Update

The first advance planted area estimates for 2016 indicate that a normal monsoon led to a marginal increase in overall Kharif season planting area. While the area seeded under pulses increased...