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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 19, 2018
Due to an expectation of relatively higher yields supported by normal precipitation across central India, Post’s preliminary kharif (fall harvested) crop assessment indicates soybean production....
August 3, 2018
Pakistan continues to increase its purchasing of soybeans and imports are expected to reach a record 2 million metric tons (MMT) during 2017/18 and 2.5 MMT during 2018/19.
August 1, 2018
Delayed rains and low reservoir levels have led to a ten percent lower Kharif crop planting than the normal five year average during the southwest monsoon (June to September).
May 9, 2018
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2018 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 97 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
May 1, 2018
Assuming a normal monsoon season (June-September) and favorable weather conditions, India’s total oilseed production in Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 (Oct-Sep) is forecast to rise 10 percent....
April 23, 2018
India notified its 2018 draft labeling and display regulations and invited comments from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members.
April 10, 2018
On April 1, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its temperature outlook for April to June 2018.
April 3, 2018
India is expected to produce 6.4 million metric tons (MMT) of rapeseed and mustard in marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (Oct-Sept) on 6.7 million hectares.
March 31, 2018
Pakistan’s imports of oilseeds are expected to exceed edible oil imports for the first time ever in marketing year 2017/18, reflecting the growing importance of oilseed meals....
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
March 26, 2018
Soybean area and production levels for MY 2018/19 (July-June) are projected to increase to 80 thousand hectares (HA) and 152 thousand metric tons (MT) respectively, due to a switch from Boro rice....
March 2, 2018
On February 1, 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2018/19.
February 7, 2018
On February 1, 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2018/19.
January 29, 2018
On January 19, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued direction to allow the use of stickers for stamping fortification logos....
December 11, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a notice to reoperationalize the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations....
December 1, 2017
Peanut production and planted area for marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (Oct/Sept) is revised to 7 million metric tons (MMT) on 5.2 million hectares.
November 29, 2017
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) postponed the compliance date for the declaration of class title, trans-fat content and saturated fat content....
November 3, 2017
Pakistan’s soybean imports during 2016/17 reached a record 1.6 million metric tons (MMT) and are forecast at 2 MMT in 2017/18 based on preliminary bookings.
October 19, 2017
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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