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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 5, 2019
For market year (MY) 2019/20 (May-April), total rice area and production levels are projected to increase slightly to 11.8 million hectares (HA) and 35.3 million metric tons....
April 3, 2019
The Government of Pakistan announced on March 18, 2019, a $2 billion, five-year agricultural plan that focuses on crop production diversification, but there are no details yet.
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 13, 2019
MY 2018/19 (May-April) rice production is forecast slightly up, to 34.9 million metric tons, on Aus and Aman season rice production due to favorable weather conditions and sufficient amount of inputs.
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 26, 2019
FAS/Astana estimates wheat production in Kazakhstan in MY 2018/2019 at 13.98 million metric tons (MMT), 0.8 MMT lower than estimated for MY 2017/2018, as unusually cold spring, which caused....
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....
December 18, 2018
The Government of Pakistan (GOP) granted approval for the export of an additional 500,000 tons of wheat with a subsidy of $105 per ton.
December 13, 2018
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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 18, 2018
Post's rice production estimate for marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (May-April) is revised slightly upward to 34.5 million metric tons (MMT) based on increased Aus rice production.
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.
October 3, 2018
Pakistan’s did not renew the 2018 subsidy on wheat exports, announced earlier this year ($159 per metric ton), that expired on June 30.
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....