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Peanuts: sowing reaches all-time high

August 10, 2020 4:48 PM, Der AUDITOR
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WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW DELHI. India is all set for a successful Kharif groundnut harvest. Production is also set to rise in the US after last year's disastrous crop.

Rain is crucial

Sowing has reached an all-time high in India while harvesting will be underway in September and October. The area sown has climbed to 2.5m ha in Gujarat alone. Many farmers have switched from other products such as cotton or soy to achieve higher profits. More nuts will, therefore, be available for processing and peanut oil is gaining in importance. The area sown has also risen by 34% in Rajasthan. Market players reckon that the quality is promising as the first monsoon rains have created ideal conditions for the plants to grow and farmers are now wa

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