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The cotton import and growers’ issue

KARACHI: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) is up in arms in opposing the imposition of possible duty on the import of cotton from...

Cotton prices up after farmers exhaust stocks

Nagpur: A majority of farmers may have only fetched slightly more than the minimum support price of Rs4,000 for the cotton they grew. Months...

Malawi cotton farmers bemoan poor prices

Cotton farmers in Malawi have bemoaned poor prices being offered by buyers. According to Cotton Farmers Association of Malawi President, George Nnesa, farmers are “demotivated”...

Lacklustre conditions on cotton market

Not a single deal finalised on the cotton market on Monday as leading participants were conspicuous by their absence, dealers said. The official spot...

ICAR initiates testing of 20 indigenous Bt cotton varieties

Agriculture research institute ICAR has initiated testing of 20 indigenously developed Bt cotton varieties to assess their suitability in domestic agro-climatic zones, Parliamentwas informed...

India: Govt to continue regulating cotton seed prices: Farm Minister

NEW DELHI, APRIL 11:   The Government will keep regulating cotton seed prices and will not allow companies like the US biotechnology major Monsanto to exploit...

Government to promote native cotton seeds

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Concerned that whitefly and bollworm attack could harm Bt cotton crop yields, the central government will henceforth promote native...

India: Karnataka HC stays govt order on Bt cotton seed royalty...

New Delhi: The court battle over the centre’s move to cut royalty or trait fee on genetically modified Bt cotton seeds disregarding the discontent...

Congress castigates Centre over Bt cotton price

Hyderabad: Alleging that the Centre had conspicuously taken a unilateral decision of fixing Bt cotton seed price, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Kisan Mazdoor...

Panel proposes 70% reduction in royalty on GM cotton seeds

New Delhi: A government panel on genetically modified Bt cotton has recommended a steep reduction in royalty fees payable to technology companies, and lower...

Markets should be allowed to decide cotton seed prices: Economic Survey

New Delhi: Coming out against price controls on cotton seeds, the Economic Survey on Friday said that it was desirable to let markets decide...

Let markets determine cotton seed prices: survey

NEW DELHI, FEB 26:   With the government deciding to fix cotton seed prices, including royalty fee, the Economic Survey today said market forces should determine...

Punjab to launch campaign to ensure quality cotton seeds to farmers

LAHORE - Chairing the 106th board meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation on Thursday, Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that the government will...

Govt. has to look into Bt cotton crop failure in Raichur:...

The team of independent researchers said around 80 per cent of the Bt cotton crop was destroyed due to pink bollworm attack. Following media reports...

ABLE-AG raises strong objection to cotton seed price control

AHMEDABAD, DEC 21:   Taking a strong objection towards Centre's move to regulate cotton seed prices, the leading biotech player, Association of Biotech Led Enterprises –...

Uniform maximum sale price for cotton seeds

The Centre has decided to control prices of cotton seeds including the genetically modified versions by fixing a uniform maximum sale price from March...

Centre to control BT cotton seed prices by fixing MRP

NEW DELHI: The Centre has decided to control prices of cotton seeds including the genetically modified versions by fixing a uniform maximum sale price...

After championing GM crops, government puts control on Bt cotton

In a move that could hit cotton productivity, which has jumped over the last decade, the Centre has brought genetically modified (Bt) cotton seeds...

Tanzania: Poor Seeds Hold Back TZ Cotton Industry

Mwanza — The use of poor cotton seeds is likely to continue plaguing the cotton yarn sector following reports of shortage of high quality...

Tanzania: Cotton output likely to drop

COTTON production for the 2015/16 agriculture season is likely to drop following the absence of quality seeds that could be used by farmers the...