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Pulses: Reduced Canadian lentil/pea acres expected

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 21 (CNS Canada) – Canadian farmers intend to seed fewer pea and lentil acres in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to Statistics Canada’s first acreage report of the year, but the area devoted to the two pulse crops should still be the second largest on record. […] Read more

Pulses: Cdn pulse acreage intentions unclear ahead of report

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 19 (CNS Canada) – Trade opinions are divided over whether Canadian pulse acres will be up or down in 2017 after the record-large pea and lentil seedings recorded the previous year. Statistics Canada releases its first survey-based estimates for the 2017/18 crop year on Friday, April 21. Pre-report […] Read more


Pulses: ‘Normal’ monsoon forecast for India

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 18 (CNS Canada) – India’s South-West Monsoon is expected to be ‘normal’ in 2017, according to the first official long-range forecast from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on April 18. The South-West monsoon typically accounts for more than 70 per cent of the country’s annual precipitation, according to […] Read more

Pulses: Indian pulse prices down sharply, MSP deadline extended

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 17 (CNS Canada) – Pulse prices in India have dropped sharply over the past year, with many commodities now trading below the Minimum Support Price (MSP) levels following a good monsoon season in 2016, according to reports out of the country. As a result, India’s Prime Minister Narendra […] Read more


Pulses: Manitoba edible bean acreage similar to last year

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 13 – Edible bean acreage in Manitoba has been pegged at 110,000 to 120,000 acres by a provincial government specialist. Dennis Lange says acreage looks to be similar to last year. Yields for edible beans in Manitoba in 2016 were just shy of 1,700 pounds an […] Read more

Pulses: Australian chickpea prices rocket past wheat

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 12 – Chickpeas appear to be surpassing wheat and sorghum as the preferred crop of farmers on Australia’s east coast. A report in Queensland Country Life says demand from India has pushed chickpeas to AU$1,000 per tonne in Brisbane, which is nearly four times the price […] Read more


Pulses: Canadian pulse farmers face hurdle with Pakistan

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 11 – Canadian pulse farmers are facing another hurdle to Asian markets. According to a report on Ipolitics.ca, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency stopped issuing phytosanitary certificates for container shipments to Pakistan effective March 31. The certificates are government documents that assure that an export of […] Read more

Pulses: Chickpea prices soar down under

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 10 – Chickpea prices on the east-central coast of Australia have risen by more the AU$200 per tonne over the past month, according to a report in Queensland Country Life. Strong demand from India is credited as the reason why. Prairie prices for Laird number one […] Read more


Pulses: Canada reports largest pea exports since harvest

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 7 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 117,700 tonnes of peas during the week ended March 26, the largest weekly movement since September. The latest exports brought the year-to-date total to 2.64 million tonnes, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total pea exports are running ahead of […] Read more

Pulses: Pulse crops offer solution to global challenges

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 6 (CNS Canada) – Pulses can “provide an affordable, healthy, and sustainable solution to global health and environmental challenges,” according to research published by the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. In addition to touching on the nutritional benefits of pulses, the report also explores possible […] Read more