Pain as India’s monsoon drags its feet

On the heels of deficient pre-monsoon rains for India, an already delayed monsoon may have been further slowed and weakened by the now-dissipated Cyclone Vayu. As of most recent reporting by the India Meteorological Department (colloquially, “Met”), the monsoon has reached less than 15 [...]

Pongamia may be good oilseed crop for Florida

California-based TerViva has patented high-yielding pongamia trees that can yield up to ten times more oil and three times more protein per acre compared to soybeans (according to the TerViva research). Also, these trees require little to moderate amounts of water, fertilizer, pesticides, and [...]

Indian sugar mills’ debt to cane growers rises spikes, will keep rising

Per ISMA estimates, sugarcane farmers in India were owed US$2.8 billion by sugar mills at the end of January. Both mills and growers have been lobbying the state and national governments for various forms of assistance and favorable policy shifts. The sum owed to [...]

Indian sugar output up nearly 7 percent, but exports disappoint

Output from October through December reached 11.05 MMT of sugar, up from 10.36 MMT a year ago. According to ISMA, the bump in production is due to early starts for crush in Maharashtra and Karnataka, but the association warns that sugarcane output will be [...]

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