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India's sugar output to be 24.8 MT: USDA

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:46

The US farm department has estimated India's sugar production at 24.8 million tonne for the ongoing 2013-14 season, higher than the 23.8 MT forecast by the domestic industry body ISMA.

India's wheat, rice & corn exports may fall 29% in 2014-15

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:37

India's exports of wheat, rice and corn are expected to drop sharply by 29 percent to 13.5 million tonnes in the 2014-15 marketing year due to sluggish global prices, according to a USDA report.

India's cotton exports may drop 9% this yr: USDA

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 16:50

India's cotton exports are expected to drop by 9 percent to 9 million bales in the 2013-14 marketing year on sluggish demand and high prices compared to the global market, a report said.

Falling rupee takes shine off India's apple imports: USDA

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 11:51

"A continued decline of the rupee against the dollar could affect importer and consumer appetites for imported fruit (apple) during 2013," the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest report.

USDA sees India's 2013-14 wheat crop lower than govt estimate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 14:45

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pegged India's wheat production at 87 million tonne (MT) this year, which is lower by seven percent from the government's latest estimate of 93.6 MT.

India's cotton exports may drop by 34% in 2012-13: USDA

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 16:25

In its latest report, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that it has upped India's cotton exports forecast to 9.2 million bales from 7.2 million bales for 2012-13 marketing year.

Plant stress signals early warning about drought

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 21:00

In July this year, farmers in the US Midwest and plains regions watched crops wilt and die after a stretch of unusually low precipitation and high temperatures.

Genetic secrets of wheat unlocked to boost production

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 14:34

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a “shotgun sequencing” of the wheat genome.

India expected to produce 129 mn tonnes of milk in 2012: USDA

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 15:08

India's milk production is estimated to rise by 5 percent to 129 million tonnes in the current calender year on account of strong prices and growing demand, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.

Poor rain may hit cotton output by 12pc this year: USDA

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 11:45

Cotton production in the country is likely to decline by 12 percent to 30 million bales in the 2012-13 marketing year starting this month, according to a latest USDA report.

Genetic analysis of corn may help increase yields

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 14:13

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn genome.

India's 2012-13 cotton output may fall to 32.3 mn bales: USDA

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 13:31

India's cotton output is likely to dip by two million bales to 32.3 million in the 2012-13 marketing year (August-July) as farmers are likely to switch to better-priced alternative crops amid unclear cotton export policy, according to a USDA report.