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Pulses: CDN pea stocks grow tighter

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 25 – Agriculture Canada has lowered its pea stock estimates for the 2016/17 marketing year. Total pea ending stocks for 2016/17 are now forecast at 325,000 tonnes, which compares with the April estimate of 875,000 tonnes. Carryout for 2017/18 is forecast to be even tighter, at […] Read more

Pulses: AUS farmers monitor disease and pest threats

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 24 – Bids for kabuli chickpeas (10mm) on the Canadian Prairies are keeping firm, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are listed at 69 to 70 cents per pound. Prices for Laird number one lentils are also holding steady at 48 […] Read more


Pulses: Solid Canadian pulse exports continue

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 23 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 59,400 tonnes of peas during the week ended May 14, according to the latest weekly Canadian Grain Commission report. Total pea exports during the crop-year-to-date, of 3.14 million tonnes, compare with only 2.17 million at the same point the previous year. Canadian […] Read more

Pulses: Critic says India’s pulse plan not working

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 18 – Bids for navy beans on the Canadian Prairies are holding firm, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are listed at 37 cents per pound. Pinto beans are listed at 39 cents per pound. Green peas are in a range […] Read more


Pulses: AUS Chickpea Farmers Brace for Disease Threat

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 17 – Chickpea farmers in Australia are being advised to closely monitor their crops this year for ascochyta blight. An official with the South Australian Research and Development Institute says all current varieties are now rated as either susceptible or moderately susceptible to infection, according to […] Read more

Pulses: Chickpea farmers Down Under hoping for rain

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 16 – Bids for laird number one lentils in Western Canada are hanging steady, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are locked in a range of 48 to 52 cents per pound. Green peas are in a range of C$7.65 to […] Read more


Pulses: French pea exports fall

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 15 – Bids for crimson number one lentils on the Prairies rose half a cent according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. They are now in a range of 23 to 27 cents per pound. Kabuli chickpeas (9mm) dipped two cents in the […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea exports well ahead of year ago

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 12 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 53,400 tonnes of peas during the week ended May 7, according to the latest weekly Canadian Grain Commission report. Total pea exports during the crop-year-to-date, of 3.08 million tonnes, compare with only 2.15 million at the same point the previous year. Canadian […] Read more


Pulses: ‘Average’ Indian monsoon forecast

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 11 (CNS Canada) – India’s upcoming southwest monsoon, which typically accounts for 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall, is forecast to be ‘average’, according to an updated outlook from the India Meteorological Department. That’s an improvement from an earlier forecast. The monsoon onset is forecast for […] Read more

Pulses: Resolution nearing for India fumigation dispute

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 10 (CNS Canada) – Canada and India are reportedly moving closer to reaching a resolution to an ongoing dispute over fumigation of Canadian pulses, according to reports from the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. Citing the draft documents, SaskPulse said ‘positive steps’ were being made to resolve the phytosanitary restrictions […] Read more