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World’s hunger for wheat spawns new group of nimble exporters

The world is in dire need of wheat from Australia, one of the world’s top suppliers. Prices of the essential food grain surged to a record in March after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine choked exports from the Black Sea region.
A flurry of operators have entered the Australian market to provide additional export capacity.(Bloomberg)
A flurry of operators have entered the Australian market to provide additional export capacity.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 06:21 AM IST
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India ships 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to nations battling food crisis

More than a dozen countries have requested Indian wheat shipments as a global food crisis triggered by the Ukraine war crimped availability, pushing up prices.
India banned the private export of wheat on May 13 after a scorching early summer impacted yields and cut output estimates by nearly 5%.
India banned the private export of wheat on May 13 after a scorching early summer impacted yields and cut output estimates by nearly 5%.
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 07:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India curbs export of wheat products from July 12

India on May 13 banned private wheat exports to manage its food security needs, keeping a window open for overseas shipments only on the specific request of a foreign government.
India is the world’s second-largest wheat grower. (ANI)
India is the world’s second-largest wheat grower. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 12:39 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh govt writes to Centre against reduction of its wheat allocation

On May 14, MP was one of 10 states whose wheat allocation was revised downward, from 2.01 lakh tonne to 1 lakh tonne, with a corresponding increase in the allocation of rice. The move was prompted by a reduction in wheat stocks in the so-called central pool.
Under the new system, a family of four will get 20 kg more of rice instead of wheat. (HT file)
Under the new system, a family of four will get 20 kg more of rice instead of wheat. (HT file)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 02:11 AM IST
By, Bhopal/sagar

Heat pushes wheat yields to 20-year low

Now, official data from crop-cutting experiments, which help scientists determine yields, show the extent of damage.
A scorching summer linked to climate crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, three breadbasket states, saw wheat productivity decline the most in two decades, official data show. (ANI)
A scorching summer linked to climate crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, three breadbasket states, saw wheat productivity decline the most in two decades, official data show. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 07:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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