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A Washington State Department of Agriculture workers holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Washington.(AFP)

US: First ‘Murder hornet’ nest vacuumed from tree in Washington

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The state’s agricultural department said it had spent weeks searching for and trapping the hornets, which attack honeybee hives and could pose a threat to humans.
Manipur black rice.(HT Photo)
Manipur black rice.(HT Photo)

Manipur black rice gets Geographical Indication tag

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The GI has tag great potential to play a major role in trade and there is a possibility of preserving many traditional skills.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar .(ANI)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar .(ANI)

Rs 17,986 crore transferred to farmers amid Covid-19 lockdown: Agriculture minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The minister said that farmers across the nation have benefitted a great deal through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme during the coronavirus lockdown.

Rain, wind flatten crop, farmers seek compensation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:29 PM IST
The department of agriculture and meteorology has predicted more rain till Friday and has advised farmers against starting water irrigation
This year’s crisis is rooted in a genuine supply crunch, triggered by first a sluggish start to the monsoon and then delayed harvests due to untimely rains(Bloomberg)
This year’s crisis is rooted in a genuine supply crunch, triggered by first a sluggish start to the monsoon and then delayed harvests due to untimely rains(Bloomberg)

Decoding the onion price rise

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 07:21 AM IST
India lacks a robust yearly agricultural outlook, which refers to a tightly scanned, market intelligence-based forecast of availability and prices.
Farmers seem adamant on burning paddy residue. This has resulted in smog and an increase in number of patients reporting to hospitals with respiratory problems in Patiala and Sangrur districts.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Farmers seem adamant on burning paddy residue. This has resulted in smog and an increase in number of patients reporting to hospitals with respiratory problems in Patiala and Sangrur districts.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Stubble burning: 144 cases, Sangrur admn imposes 3.6L fine

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Teams monitoring cases of stubble burning, submitting reports on daily basis; strict action will be taken against violators, says Sangrur DC
Punjab Police arrested 4th accused of fake pesticide scam.(Reuters Photo)
Punjab Police arrested 4th accused of fake pesticide scam.(Reuters Photo)

Malerkotla fake pesticide scam of Punjab: 4th accused caught in Delhi

Hindustan Times,Sangrur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Punjab Police arrested a Delhi-based man and sealed his godown for allegedly supplying fake pesticides in Malerkotla area, police said on Monday.
The battle over what to call the emerging(Unsplash)
The battle over what to call the emerging(Unsplash)

What’s in a name? For meat alternatives, quite a lot

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, New York
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 10:11 AM IST
When it was unveiled in 2013, the first Petri dish burger made headlines under the name Frankenburger, and the words lab meat, artificial meat or cultured meat were used.
States are grappling with hurdles in meeting deadlines and norms set for PM-KISAN, the Narendra Modi government’s cash-transfer scheme scheduled to be implemented by April.(ANI)
States are grappling with hurdles in meeting deadlines and norms set for PM-KISAN, the Narendra Modi government’s cash-transfer scheme scheduled to be implemented by April.(ANI)

States face deadline hurdle on farmer income scheme implementation

New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The scheme hinges on correct identification of beneficiaries through land titles. States will find it tough to complete identification of beneficiaries by February 20.
Prof Shailesh Marker (left) showing crop of SHIATS Makka-2 to SHUATS VC Prof Rajendra B Lal.(HT Photo)
Prof Shailesh Marker (left) showing crop of SHIATS Makka-2 to SHUATS VC Prof Rajendra B Lal.(HT Photo)

UP agri deparment nod to new, better variety of maize for farmers

Hindustan Times, Allahabad | By K Sandeep Kumar, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 01:40 PM IST
SHIATS Makka-2 has now also received a go ahead from the Uttar Pradesh agriculture department for plantation by farmers.
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