India’s record high prices spur wheat sowing, area up nearly 11% y/y

Synopsis Farmers have also increased acreage under rapeseed, the key winter-sown oilseed, to 7.1 million hectares as of Nov. 25, up from last year’s 6.2 million hectares, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare said in its weekly update of sowing data. An intense spell of post-monsoon rains in October and November raised soil moisture […]

India’s wheat planting gathers momentum, acreage up nearly 10%

Synopsis The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare will keep updating the provisional crop sowing figures as it gathers more information from state governments. Indian farmers have planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since Oct. 1, when the current sowing season began, up 9.7% from a year ago, the latest data from the farm ministry […]