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Pulses: Clock ticking on Pakistani lentil farmers

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 7 (CNS) – Agriculture experts in Pakistan have told farmers in the country they should start seeding lentils immediately. A spokesman for the country’s agriculture department says producers should complete the work by November 15 in order to maximize yields. The advice comes just as the […] Read more

Pulses: Minimal weekly Canadian pea exports reported

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 6 (CNS Canada) – Canada only exported 1,400 tonnes of peas during the week ended October 29, taking the year-to-date total to 849,900 tonnes. That’s about half-a-million tonnes behind the exports reported during the same time period the previous year. A bumper crop of lentils and other pulses […] Read more


Pulse Report: Pulse prices to drop in Nepal

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 3 (CNS) – Pea and barley processor Dakota Dry Bean is planning to rent 20,000 square feet of warehouse storage in Devils Lake, N.D., according to WDay television station out of Fargo, N.D. Dakota Dry Bean operates and owns processing and storage facilities throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. […] Read more

Pulse Report: AGT to release third quarter results Nov. 6

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 2 (CNS) – AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. announced its third quarter 2017 results will be released before market open Nov. 6. AGT is an international pulse trading and processing company based in Regina, Sask. The United States Dry Bean Council released a Mexican bean harvest update. Harvest […] Read more


Pulse Report: Bean quality in U.K. hampered due to late rains

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 1 (CNS) – The edible bean harvest in United Kingdom had good yields but quality was down due to late rains in the summer, according to a report published the British Edible Pulses Association. Trade estimates stake the bean crop at less than half of what 2016’s crop […] Read more

Pulse Report: Canadian pulses drop in price

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, October 31 (CNS) – Pea acreage has almost doubled over the last three years in the European Union, according to UkrAgroConsult. The increase is due to a new agreement which supports higher production of nitrogen-fixing crops and the protein crop sector. Numerous types of lentils dropped in price overnight, […] Read more


Pulse report: Sask Pulse Growers election underway

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, October 30 (CNS) – The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers board of directors’ election is currently underway until Nov. 24. Three candidates, Lynnda Berg, Jean Harrington and Corey Loessin, are vying for two spots. Voter information has been mailed to farmers. Lentil prices in Australia have dropped this year as government […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pulse exports well off year-ago pace

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Oct. 27 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 28,100 tonnes of peas during the week ended October 22, taking the year-to-date total to 848,500 tonnes. That’s about half-a-million tonnes behind the exports reported during the same time period the previous year. The pace of lentil exports is also behind on […] Read more


Pulses: India to end pulse imports in two years says minister

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, October 25 (CNS) – India’s Agriculture Minister has made a bold statement in regards to the country’s pulse industry. Radha Mohan Singh announced his country would not need to import any pulses in two years’ time as India will soon grow enough to satisfy domestic demand. The country grew […] Read more

Pulses: Turkish quotas raise ire of Russian dry pea exporters

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, October 24 (CNS) – Turkey’s decision to impose quotas on imports of certain Russian agricultural products isn’t going over well with some in Moscow. On October 9, Turkey slapped additional requirements on Russian exports of dry peas and a number of other crops. Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development […] Read more