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August 8, 2019
On August 1, 2019, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) published its long-range forecast for the second half of the southwest monsoon (August to September), predicting normal rainfall for 2019.
July 18, 2019
On July 3, 2019, the Government of India (GOI) approved increases in the minimum support prices (MSPs) for the kharif (fall harvested) crops for the 2019/20 season.
July 4, 2019
The pace of plantings for all major kharif crops is slower than last year as delayed monsoon rains and low reservoir storage levels have resulted in lower planted area.
July 3, 2019
On June 3, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare (MoAFW) raised its estimate of grain production for the Indian Crop Year (ICY) 2018/19 (July-June) to a near-record 283.4 MMT....
June 7, 2019
No significant changes in the PSD for rice, wheat and corn to report.
June 6, 2019
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) published its second long-range forecast predicting a normal Southwest Monsoon (June to September) for 2019.
May 23, 2019
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2019 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
May 3, 2019
India has invited World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on its draft amendments related to standards, mainly for fortified processed foods, multi-grain atta....
April 9, 2019
On March 29, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) notified the quantitative restrictions for the Indian fiscal year (IFY) 2019/20 (April/March) on imports of pulses including mung beans,
April 3, 2019
India is heading for third consecutive record wheat harvest with marketing year (MY) 2019/20 (April/March) production forecast at 100 million metric tons (MMT).
March 12, 2019
On February 28, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare forecast in its second advance estimate of the Indian crop year (ICY) 2018/19 (July/June) grain production at 281.4 million....
February 19, 2019
The cumulative rainfall for the Northeast Monsoon 2018 reported by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), as of January 4, 2019, was 44 percent lower than the 50 year average.
February 14, 2019
On December 31, 2018, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) issued a trade notice extending the quantitative restrictions on all peas....
December 19, 2018
On December 17, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) deferred the enactment date of an increase in the Basic Custom Duty on several U.S. agricultural products....
November 2, 2018
On October 3, 2018, the Government of India raised the minimum support prices (MSP) for the select upcoming rabi (winter-planted) crops.
October 29, 2018
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 (June to September) was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
October 24, 2018
On August 14, 2018, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives)....
October 10, 2018
Post’s MY 2018/19 rice production forecast is raised marginally higher to 111 MMT on higher than expected planting and normal yields due to favorable growing conditions in major rice producing states.
October 4, 2018
The cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 reported by the Indian Meteorological Department, as of September 23, 2018, was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average.
September 12, 2018
The Ministry of Agriculture raised the Indian crop year (ICY) 2017/18 (July-June) grain production estimate to a record 284.8 million metric tons (MMT), which is about a 2 percent increase....

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