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Pulses: US farmers look to pulse options

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 9 (CNS Canada) – More and more US farmers are looking to break out of the country’s long-standing rotations that focus only on soybeans, corn, and wheat. Pulse acres in particular are on the rise in many states, with a report from Nebraska’s Lincoln Journal Star highlighting an […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea exports running well ahead of year ago

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 8 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 76,200 tonnes of peas during the week ended April 30, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data, bringing year-to-date pea exports to 3.03 million tonnes. Pea exports are now running about a million tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace. Canadian […] Read more


Pulses: Pinto beans see frost in Brazil

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 5 – Producers in southern Saskatchewan have begun seeding pulses, according to the province’s latest crop report. Commercial pea stocks in Canada are up over the same time last year. According to Statistics Canada’s stocks report, the total amount of dry pea stocks in Canada is […] Read more

Pulses: Mexico to import dry beans duty-free

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 4 – The Mexican government has decided to import 100,000 tonnes of dry beans duty-free. According to a report from the USDA, the beans will be taken from the country’s most-favoured trading partners. Chickpea prices in India have softened in recent days due to a lack […] Read more


Pulses: Indian chickpea farmers facing long lineups

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 3 – Flooding in the central Queensland region of eastern Australia has damaged pulse crops, according to a report on allaboutfeed.net. One farmer said he had lost over 6,000 acres of mixed crop while another one said his paddock of chickpeas was covered by six metres […] Read more

Pulses: AUS chickpea prices rising

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 2 – Chickpea prices in Australia have risen past AU$1,000 per tonne and are expected to remain high, according to a report from Queensland Country Life. According to a report on adelaidenow.com, Viterra shipped 50,000 tonnes of lentils to Turkey in March. That is more than […] Read more


Pulses: AUS chickpea farmers wait for rain

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 1 – Farmers in Queensland (eastern Australia) are growing anxious for spring rains to help this year’s chickpea crop to establish. The month of April was mostly dry according to a report in Queensland Country Life. Analysts note the months of May, June and July are […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea exports show no signs of slowing down

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 28 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 128,900 tonnes of peas during the week ended April 23, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data, bringing year-to-date pea exports to 2.95 million tonnes. Pea exports are running about 900,000 tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace. Canadian lentil exports […] Read more


Pulses: Unharvested Canadian acres a concern

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 27 (CNS Canada) – Up to two million acres of land in Western Canada is still sitting with unharvested crops from 2016, raising concerns over the timing of spring seeding for 2017, according to reports. While pulse crops were mostly harvested before the winter, adjustments to current seeding […] Read more

Pulses: Ukraine pea exports well above year-ago levels

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 26 (CNS Canada) – Since the start of the 2016/17 marketing year, Ukraine supplied 333.8 thousand tonnes of peas to foreign markets, well above the previous year’s 181.6 thousand tonnes,according to data from APK-Inform. Top end large green lentil bids are holding relatively firm in Western Canada, with […] Read more