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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

Pulses: Higher ascochyta on field pea seed

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 5 (CNS Canada) – Ascochyta disease levels on field pea seeds in Western Canada are higher than normal, according to Mark Olson, head of pulse research with Alberta Agriculture. However, while the levels of disease may be higher than normal, they are still within the acceptable levels for […] Read more


Pulses: Australian pulse bids rising

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 4 (CNS Canada) – Chickpea and lentil prices in Australia are rising, according to a report from The Weekly Times linking the strength to expectations for below average production in India. Desi chickpea bids rose by Aus$120 a tonne over the month of March, while lentils increased by […] Read more

Pulses: Solid weekly Canadian pea exports reported

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 3 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 84,200 tonnes of peas during the week ended March 26, bringing year-to-date exports to 2.5 million tonnes, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total pea exports are running ahead of the previous year’s pace by about 500,000 tonnes. Weekly Canadian […] Read more


Pulses: CDN pulse farmers given reprieve

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 31 – Pulse farmers across the Prairies are breathing a sigh of relief after India granted Canada an extension on a March 31 deadline that would have seen strict fumigation rules imposed on Canadian pulse exports. According to a statement yesterday from Canada’s Minister of Agriculture […] Read more

Pulses: India grants extension to Canadian pulses

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 30 – India has given Canada an extension on a dead-line that would have seen strict fumigation rules imposed on Canadian pulse exports. A statement from Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay made on Thursday says India will extend the fumigation deadline until June 30, 2017. The […] Read more


Pulses: New chickpea variety raises hope in Nebraska

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 29 – Prices for kabuli chickpeas (10 mm) in Western Canada continue to hold steady at 50-51 cents per pound, according to information from The Prairie Ag Hotwire. Black beans were also keeping firm at 39.5 cents per pound. Australian exporters are looking to Pakistan for […] Read more

Pulses: Ukrainian pea acreage on the rise

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 28 – Crimson lentil prices dipped overnight, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Crimson number one varieties fell one cent to 24 cents per pound. Pea acreage in Ukraine is on the rise. Pea plantings are expected to hit 276,000 hectares in 2017, which is up […] Read more


Pulses: AUS chickpeas to feel bite of canola

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 27 – Large calibre kabuli chickpeas rose during the past week, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Nine millimetre varieties climbed three cents per pound while 10 millimetres finished four cents higher. The drought situation in the US is becoming clearer. According to the US Drought […] Read more

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