Pulses: Australian chickpea prices rising

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 24 (CNS Canada) – Chickpea prices in Australia continue to strengthen, despite farmers in the country growing a record large two million tonne crop. Solid demand from India was said to be providing support. Canadian pulse traders continue to follow news out of India closely, with still no […] Read more

Pulses: India considering fumigation extension

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 23 (CNS Canada) – India is considering extending a deadline on imposing a fumigation requirement on pulse imports, according to a report from the Hindu BusinessLine. The fumigation requirement is currently set to go into effect on March 31, and would effectively limit Canadian sales to the major […] Read more


Pulses: Tight seed supplies may limit Canadian chickpeas

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 22 (CNS Canada) – Favourable prices compared to other pulse crops may be generating some extra interest in growing chickpeas in Western Canada this spring, but a lack of good quality seed will limit any expansion, according to industry participants. “If there was an abundance of seed, I […] Read more

Pulses: Larger North Dakota black bean stocks, smaller navy/pintos

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 21 (CNS Canada) – Dry black bean stocks in North Dakota as of December 31, 2016 of 1.06 million hundredweight were well above the 131,526 tonnes on hand at the same point the previous year, according to a report from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. Navy and […] Read more


Pulses: Ag Canada maintains large carryout forecasts

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 20 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 87,900 tonnes of peas during the week ended March 12, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total Canadian pea exports to date, of about 2.36 million tonnes, are running about 500,000 tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace. Weekly lentil […] Read more

Pulses: US farmers scour market for chickpea seeds

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 17 – Crimson #1 lentils rose two cents overnight, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are now listed at 20 to 26 cents per pound in Western Canada. Prices for pinto beans in Western Canada were up half a cent last week at 37.5 cents […] Read more


Pulses: Chickpeas dipping into Australian wheat acres

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 15 – Laird number one lentils fell 2 cents during the past week, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are now listed at 45 to 56 cents per pound in Western Canada. Prices for Laird number two varieties fell eight cents per bushel and are […] Read more

Pulses: Indian farmers not keen on free trade deal

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 14 – Green peas fell 50 cents during the past week, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are now listed at C$7.65-$8.50 per bushel in Western Canada. Prices for yellow peas in Western Canada were down 25 cents on the week at C$7.00-$8.75 a bushel. […] Read more


Pulses: India considers pulse import duty increase

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 10 (CNS Canada) – India’s government is considering a proposal to raise import duties on pulses, according to a report from the country’s Business Standard newspaper. Larger local crops and falling domestic prices were cited as reasons behind the proposal. Canada exported 76,800 tonnes of peas during the […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pulse bids trending lower

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 9 (CNS Canada) – Canadian lentil bids remain under pressure, as the industry faces uncertain demand from India going forward. Canada’s agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay is on a trade mission to India this week, with looming changes to India’s fumigation rules that could cut into Canadian pulse business […] Read more