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June 17, 2021 – Latest Agriculture Industry News

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Shipra Singh
Nestle's Kitkat chocolate pieces
Nestle's Kitkat chocolate pieces

Finally, we can say that farmers are spoilt for choice, as Coromandel International launches its six new products through a grand online launch. At the same time, Nestle, one of the most loved brands in India, is out with its delicious Kitkat V, which is a vegan version of its iconic Kitkat. Although the chocolate is yet to be released in the Indian market, we are looking forward to this yummy delight as the brand continues to add more flavor to its innovations.  

And while companies gear up to expand their portfolios and win farmers’ and consumers’ hearts, India is ready for a bumper Kharif production this season. The Coronavirus could do little to dampen the spirit of farmers who had continued with their farming activities back in 2020 and are all set to create records in yields in 2021.  

Here are glimpses of the news and facts compiled by our staff and delivered straight to your digital screen.  

Aragen announce strategic partnership with FMC Corporation 

Aragen Life Sciences, announced a strategic partnership with FMC Corporation, a global leader in innovative agricultural science, that provides solutions towards crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management. Through this collaboration, Aragen will support FMC’s global discovery and development needs, including discovery chemistry, discovery biology, and chemical process development. 

Coromandel International launches six new products 

On 14th June 2021, Coromandel International launched 6 new products through Krishi Jagran and Gromor Sukhraksha Facebook Live. The products broadly come in the classification of insecticides, herbicide, and fungicide. The products are: Finio, Makeba, Insas, Officer, Magnite, and Optra FS. The major aim of these product launches is to provide value-based solutions to farmers and to expand the company’s Crop Protection portfolio.  

Also read Coromandel’s earlier launch of its new GROSHAKTI fertilizer:  


Heranba Industries stocks plunges 5% despite strong Q4 results 

Heranba Industries Ltd has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended March 31st, 2021. Total Income is at 1225.67crore in FY2021 as compared to 967.90cr in FY2020 – growth of 26.63% Year over Year.  

NK Seeds releases 1st-ever Field Forged Series™ of top-performing corn and soybeans 

As commodity prices heat up, the race is on for corn and soybean growers to maximize yields and return on investment potential. Enter the first-ever Field Forged Series™ from NK Seeds. Now available for the 2022 growing season from retailers across the U.S, this combination of proven performers and elite newcomers represents the best in seed innovation from Syngenta Seeds' leading research and development engine.  

Nestlé launches KitKat V 

Nestlé is finally making plant-based dreams come true with the launch of KitKat V. The new vegan version of the iconic KitKat will be on shelves from mid-June in the United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Further countries will soon follow, including Australia and Brazil. KitKat V will be available through the KitKat Chocolatory and selected retailers. 

Also read about Nestle’s discovery of disease-resistant coffee varieties:  


ITC launched 120 new FMCG products in six categories 

In FY 2021, ITC launched 120 new FMCG products in six categories, responding to shifting consumer demand in Staples, Convenience Foods, Health & Hygiene and discretionary portfolios.

To watch the Video, Click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvC1ie8wdUY  

Kraft Heinz announced it has reached an agreement to purchase Assan Foods 

The Kraft Heinz Company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Assan Foods from privately held Turkish conglomerate Kibar Holding in a deal that values the enterprise at approximately $100 million.  

Agri-tech startups can revamp Indian agriculture: ETILC Members 

The Indian agriculture industry is gearing up for record production volumes in the upcoming Kharif season. Despite a surge in pandemic numbers, agricultural produce was not hampered in 2020 and doesn’t seem to be slowing down this year either. The Union government is expecting an increase in demand from the farm sector and is making arrangements to supply seeds, fertilizers and pesticides in the required amounts.

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