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The district has received rainfall of 178.04 mm between July 1 and July 18 while normal rainfall in the current month is 429.5 mm.
The FRP, which is the minimum price that sugar mills have to pay to sugarcane farmers, is Rs 255 per quintal for the 2017-18 season.
The country's meteorological agency has warned that the heat is "more severe" than normal, with temperatures in Okayama hitting a high of 36.8C today, compared to an average high of 31C in the city.
The recent hike in minimum support prices (MSP) for agriculture commodities, including paddy, by the Centre is likely to trigger food inflation in Kerala.
The state government is planning to expand paddy farming to 3 lakh hectares within a year, said Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar here on Thursday.
Unable to cope with the crisis the agricultural sector in the state is going through, many sugarcane growers have taken “the extreme step”, but this hasn’t woken up the government from a stupor
Maharashtra, where the BJP faces a possible Congress and NCP coalition and the tantrums of seasonal friend Shiv Sena, is the largest producer of jowar.
Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar clarified backing out of the bar bribery case registered against Kerala Congress leader K M Mani
The court has rejected the findings of the VACB and directed it to hold a fresh investigation in the case, based on the objection raised by Sunilkumar and CPI leader P K Raju.
Poor rainfall has delayed cotton cultivation in Kalahandi, one of the major cotton growing districts in the State.
To put a blanket ban on private universities or private colleges from offering agricultural courses, the government has decided to bring in amendments to Section 7 of the Act.
According to students, private universities that offer agriculture courses have not followed the state rules, nor the Indian Council for Agriculture Research rules.
With an aim to meet the industry requirement, the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) will revamp its curriculum.
Two staffers of an Axis Bank branch were on Saturday arrested for allegedly siphoning off more than `12 lakh from a farmer who availed an agriculture loan.
Procurement centres in Naugaon, Tirtol and Erasama blocks in Jagatsinghpur district yet to be opened
He was speaking at the concluding session of the two-day National Consultation on Agriculture at Vaikunth Mehta National Cooperative Institute of Management here.