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Sluggish monsoon progress affecting India's soybean sowing

Due to late arrival of monsoon rainfall in India, soybean sowing is likely to get delayed

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Soybean sowing in India is likely to get delayed due to the late arrival of monsoon showers in key growing states, trade body Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) said on Wednesday. Central state of Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Maharashtra are top two producers of soybeans in the country, but both the states have not got enough rainfall for the sowing, the trade body said in a statement. Monsoon showers usually cover most parts of Madhya Pradesh by mid-June. However, monsoon has still not entered the state this year, according to state-run India Meteorological ...

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First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 14:27 IST