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Peanuts: monsoon is both a curse and a blessing

July 17, 2023 at 11:14 AM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. While some Indian growers are breathing a sigh of relief at the much-needed monsoon rains, others are already reporting crop damage from the heavy rains. In the US, processors are currently assessing the quality of the new crop.

First reports of crop damage

The monsoon rains of the last few weeks have proved to be both a curse and a blessing in India's peanut growing regions. For example, sowing for the kharif season in Saurashtra and parts of Gujarat has been successfully completed and farmers are positive. However, reports of crop damage are reaching the market from other areas, including Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Here, some farmers are said to have removed their seeds in order to switch to other agricultural crops, and in areas where harvesting is already underway, damage to the out

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