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Giant tapioca weighing 70 kg harvested in Idukki

Erattayar (Idukki): Chempakappara Pallikkanam Ponnarathala native MR Babu and his ..

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Hostile weather: Paddy yield drops by 2.5 lakh quintal in second crop season in Kuttanad
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Areca nut

Price of areca nut at record high as rain hits production

When the new harvest season of area nut started, the price has skyrocketed but production remains low. About 5000 kilograms of areca ..

Tea leaves

Tea export facing crisis due to price drop

Kochi: Due to the fall in the price of tea, India’s tea industry is inching towards a distressed state. There has been a fall ..


Cardamom farmers in distress as untimely rains cause diseases

Vaduvanchal: The stem rot disease in cardamom plants has brought the farmers of the district into crossroads. The infected plants ..

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Incessant rains take a toll on cofeee, farmers face loss worth Rs 150 cr

Kalpetta: Incessant rains have left coffee growers of Kerala in lurch, shattering their hopes on expected fortunes. Many who took up ..


Paddy art of 'Sree Buddha' pulls crowd to Wayanad

Wayanad: A large paddy art of Sree Buddha at a field in Nambikolly here is attracting the onlookers. Praseeth Kumar Thayyil, a farmer, ..

chinese potato

'Kattukoorka' fetches Rs 65 per kg; huge demand for produce

Marayur: After the Covid curbs were relaxed, ‘Chilla’ tribal market and auction organised by the forest department in Marayur ..


Demand for cloves surges in Indian market: low production remains a challenge

Kochi: The demand for cloves produced in India has been increasing in the domestic market. However, the customers have to rely on imported ..

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Crop insurance for natural calamities: Thousands of Kerala farmers don’t get relief on time

Kozhikode: Reports have emerged that thousands of farmers in Kerala enrolled under crop insurance scheme for natural calamities are ..

Black pepper

Rs 41 hike within 7 days; black pepper price skyrockets as Covid-19 scare subdues

Kochi: Easing of Covid-19 curbs have given a new momentum to black pepper prices. Within a week, the price has witnessed a hike of ..


Kottayam family harvests 2-metre-long giant tapioca weighing 10 kg

Kothanalloor (Kottayam): When the tapioca planted in Kothanalloor native Jain Joseph’s compound was harvested, the family members ..


Centre to support incubation of new pest control method for cashew garden developed by Kerala farmer

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday said it has taken up an innovative method to control pests in cashew gardens developed by a Kerala-based ..


Farmer plants banana saplings in grow bags, saves them from rain havoc

Haripad (Alappuzha): Though the flood affected the crops all over the place, Cheruthana native Dayanandan’s banana farm is safe ..


Kerala's farm produce to be exported to Australia

Kochi: The Agriculture and Processed food production Export Development Authority (APEDA) has initiated the export of 15 value-added ..


'Neera' project devised to help coconut farmers is far from meeting its objective

Tirur: The Neera project devised by Kerala government in cooperation with the state Coconut Development Board (CDB) for aiding coconut ..

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Price of cattle and poultry feed skyrocket; farmers urge govt intervention

Kalpetta: Farmers involved in cattle rearing and poultry farming in the state are troubled by the skyrocketing prices of cattle and ..


Coffee Act to be amended in favour of farmers

New Delhi: The Central government has decided to amend and simplify the Coffee Act of 1942 in favour of the farmers. Union Minister ..


Kerala Govt to form Agro-Business Company for procuring, processing, marketing of farm products

Alappuzha: Aiming at a major leap in the agriculture sector, the state government is planning to form Kerala Agro-Business Company ..

Coconut oil

Coconut oil price likely to skyrocket as GST for small quantity packets may go up

Kochi: The merchants have informed that the move to increase GST for packed coconut oil from 5 percent to 18 percent cannot be accepted ..


Ginger price drop leaves farmers in distress

Meenangadi (Wayanad): Farmers are in deep crisis as the ginger price remains low. During the beginning of ginger season last November, ..

Areca nut

Areca nut price touches Rs 430 per kg; highest price in 25 years

Nilambur: The price of areca nut is skyrocketing when compared to previous times. The price touched Rs 430 per kilogram giving hope ..


Breadfruit tree planted 3 yrs ago produces 'jackfruit'; leaves owners in surprise

Mulleria (Kasaragod): Surprising everyone, a breadfruit tree planted three years ago here bore fruits that resemble jackfruit. The ..

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Half of rural agricultural households indebted: NSS data

New Delhi: Almost half of the rural agricultural households are indebted across India with an average outstanding loan amount per agricultural ..

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Govt employee fetches fodder grass for dairy farmers troubled by Covid restrictions

Muttam (Idukki): A livestock inspector in the veterinary hospital here has been devoting his leisure time to help the dairy farmers ..


World Coconut Day: Undiversified value-added products put coconut economy of India in doldrums

Vadakara: World Coconut Day is celebrated on September 2. But there is nothing much to celebrate as the coconut economy of India remains ..

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Hostile weather: Paddy yield drops by 2.5 lakh quintal in second crop season in Kuttanad
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