India's maize crop production estimated to come down, poultry feed demand up

INDIA - This year Andhra faced the cyclone and drought condition during the kharif season, says Business Standard.
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Agriculture department in Andhra has failed to reach the target of 2.30 million tons of maize production in kharif season. Sources say that all farmers of Andhra can cultivate only 1.36 million tons. Even Andhra is not able to meet its last year target of maize crop and leading to scarcity of maize.

Sowing period of maize is June-July for kharif season. Farmers are able to grow only in 533,000 hectares while they were prepared to grow 650,000 hectares due to lack of rain and cyclone.

Affecting the crop growing areas, this situation leads to tight supply of maize, so maize based industries will be affected by these condition, major poultry feed may be influenced by this tight supply. Government released 450,000 tons fodder maize to meeting to this demand for poultry.

Source: Myiris.com

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