STAT Communications Ag Market News

Big Jump in Kharif Harvest Forecast

NEW DELHI - Sep 22/20 - SNS -- India's kharif season pulse harvest is expected to be up 20% over last year at a projected 9.31 million metric tons (MT).

The country's agriculture department explained that the estimates were "based on the data received from states and validated with information available from other sources.

Average yields are expected to benefit from the fact this year's monsoon rainfall levels were 7% above the long term average, with the result "most of the major crops producing states have witnessed normal rainfall."

Solid Dry Bean Harvest Progress in U.S.

WASHINGTON - Sep 21/20 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean made excellent progress during the past week in the United States, nearly doubling to 44% complete, compared to 32% last year and the recent average of 60%.

Initial harvest activity was reported in Michigan during the past week, with the result farmers in all major producing regions are not in the field.

In the case of chickpeas, the harvest is approached 88% complete, down from 94% at this time last year.

New Large Seeded Red Lentil Variety

SYDNEY - Sep 22/20 - SNS -- Agriculture Victoria will release its first large sized herbicide tolerant…

India Raises Rabi Season MSP

NEW DELHI - Sep 21/20 - SNS -- The India government increased minimum support prices (MSP) for the coming…

India Gives Lentils a Boost

PANAMA - Sep 18/20 - SNS -- International lentil markets finished the week's trading on a strong note…