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Govt raises MSP for kharif crops, says doors for farm talks open

June 10, 2021 11:12 am

The MSP increase ahead of the kharif season was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Industry concerned over recommendation to import soya meal

May 12, 2021 9:06 pm

Soyabean prices have seen an exceptional increase over the last few months. The oilseed, which is grown extensively in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra among other states, has traded well above its government-declared Minimum Support Price of Rs 3,880 per quintal.

Madhya Pradesh rescinds its order banning sale of soybean seeds

May 06, 2021 7:20 pm

In April, senior agriculture officers in the districts of Indore and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh had banned the transportation and sale of soybean seeds outside their district borders.

FSSAI recommends including soy foods in your diet; here's why

April 30, 2021 4:49 pm

Gluten-free, low fat, and high fibre soy foods should be a part of your daily diet, recommends FSSAI

Maharashtra writes to Centre against Madhya Pradesh’s ban on movement, sale of soyabean

April 29, 2021 11:51 pm

Earlier this month, agriculture officers from Indore and Ujjain had issued letters stopping the movement and sale of soyabean seed outside their jurisdiction. This decision was taken due to the possible crunch to be faced in the supply of seed in the upcoming kharif season.

Soyabean value chain participants ask for immediate action by market regulators

April 18, 2021 12:24 am

Since October 2020, just about when the new crop was hitting the market, Soyabean Processors Association of India (SOPA) wrote to SEBI asking for a halt on future trading of the oilseed.

SOPA seeks suspension of future contracts in soyabean

October 13, 2020 9:40 am

In his letter, Davish Jain, SOPA chairman, claimed excessive speculation in soyabean and soya oil contracts has disturbed functioning of soya processors.

Agriculture dept urges soyabean farmers to reuse produce as seeds for next season

October 08, 2020 11:16 pm

The Agriculture department has recommended that farmers identify the best of their crop and re-use them as seeds for three continuous years, before buying new ones. Prior to sowing, the seeds should be treated to avoid germination failure.

Soybean, cotton procurement centres to start registering farmers from today

September 30, 2020 10:29 pm

Even as the pandemic rages, with restrictions across districts, the state government has urged the administration to prepare a detailed plan for procurement process to be undertaken in a phased manner in smaller groups.

Soyabean germination failure: Agriculture dept terminates licences of 11 seed companies

September 27, 2020 1:43 am

The case had assumed importance after the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court had taken up the matter suo motu and directed the state Agriculture department to speed up investigations.