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India to prioritize wheat exports to grapple with grain mountain

Increased exports could weigh on global grain prices at a time when 
many exporters are expecting a return to better harvests

Reuters / India will do everything it can to push record volumes of wheat on to the global market to cut massive stocks, a senior Farm Ministry official said March 6, in a move that could hit shipments of other grains using rail and congested ports. The world’s No. 2 wheat producer is expecting another



Cargill invests in India’s food-processing boom

Reuters — Cargill, the U.S. agribusiness giant, is investing in India’s burgeoning processed food sector with a $73-million corn-milling unit, the head of its India operation said. India’s 1.2 billion population is eating increasing amounts of packaged and processed foods, using the financial benefits of an economy growing at nearly six per cent to try

India confirms drought as El Nino looms

India’s monsoon rains will not be enough to save the country from its first drought in three years, the weather office said on Thursday as it forecast that the El Nino weather pattern should reduce rains again in the second half of the June to September season. India, one of the world’s largest food producers

India Needs Better Monsoon Forecasting

Predicting monsoon rains, vital for India’s farm output and economic growth, remains a challenge for the country as its forecasting skills are inadequate, scientists and weather officials said April 13. “Monsoon is still a mystery phenomenon. It poses a great challenge in forecasting,” Ajit Tyagi, director general of the India Meteorological Department, told the South