Farmers have increased the area under tomato cultivation across the country due to good prices they fetched in the past two years.
The current forecast says, "A fresh spell of good rainfall will propagate from Indian ocean to Southern Peninsula around August 20".
Tur production in 2014-15 is expected to be 2.71 million tonne as against 3.17 million tonne produced in 2013-14, which is 14.5 per cent lower.
The state government has signed a MoU with Khyathi Climate Modification Consultants (KCMC) to execute cloud seeding over the next three months.
With bumper production and huge carrying stock, India may need major support price operations for cotton, warns CAI
CAI has retained its June estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2014-15 at the same level as in the last month and placed the same at 382.75 lakh bales of 170 kgs each.
Central government agencies SFAC and Nafed have decided to move their onion stocks from Nashik to Delhi as retail prices have almost trebled within a month.
The once-in-12-years spiritual congregation at Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, known as Simhastha Kumbhamela, started on July 14 and will conclude on September 25.
Wine sale has been growing 25% a year but wineries are facing shortage of the raw material as farmers prefer growing table grapes to wine variety.
Onion prices have shot up by up to 200 per cent since the start of this month in some top wholesale markets of Nashik, one of the biggest onion production centres in the country
The US Soyabean Export Council (USSEC) has joined hands with the Soya Oil Processors Association (SOPA) of India to make Indians consume more soya food.
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