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Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Mon Dec 16, 2013 04:43 PM CST

Data released from the Indian Agriculture Ministry on Friday suggested that India's rabi, or winter crop, plantings total 125.275 million acres (total plantings of all grains), up from 118 million acres as of the same date last year, a 6.2% gain. One of the largest gains is seen in wheat plantings, which are 11.5% ahead of last year. Pulse crop plantings as of Dec. 13 totaled 30.5 million acres, a gain of 3.23% over year-ago plantings, with rabi plantings normally in the 32 million to 32.5 million acre range.

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