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Kharif Jowar farm harvest prices would be Rs. 1400-1700 per quintal in Bellary market

As per the price forecasts done by the Domestic and Export Market
Intelligence Cell, Department of Agribusiness Management, University of
Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad for kharif Jowar, this year the prices of Jowar per
quintal in Bellary market is expected to range between Rs. 1400-1600 during August
and Rs.1500-1700 during September .
The twenty years monthly price data of Jowar from Bellary regulated market
was collected and analyzed employing rigorous time series models and price
forecasts were made for Jowar in Bellary market for the months of AugustSeptember, 2013. The opinions of experienced traders of the crop in the market,
agricultural scientists and progressive farmers of the region with regard to the prices
that would prevail at harvest were collected to fine tune the forecast prices. The
prices in other major markets for the crop were also collected and government
policies with regard to marketing of Jowar were considered to come up with accurate
price forecasts.
Farmers of Bellary areas are busy in preparing their lands for sowing of Jowar.
Subsequently, price uncertainty at the time of harvest has kept the farmers guessing
to decide about sowing. Therefore, in order to help the farmers to come out of
doldrums, the Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell (DEMIC) is striving
hard. Bold seeded, cleaned, well dried grains are going to fetch higher prices in the
market. So, farmers are advised to keep all these suggestions in mind while
cultivating the crop and preparing the product for the market.

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