Pulses: Lower Canadian pulse acres expected

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 8 (CNS Canada) – Canadian farmers will likely reduce their pulse acres in 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Wild Oats newsletter. The company’s survey saw pea area down by 15 per cent on the year and lentils down by 33 per cent. Number 2 Laird […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian Ag Minister in India

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 7 (CNS Canada) – Canadian agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay is in India this week leading a trade delegation. The issue of Canadian pulse exports to India is expected to be near the top of the agenda, as a March 31 deadline that would see India implement stricter fumigation […] Read more


Pulses: Canadian pea exports still up on the year

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 6 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 43,100 tonnes of peas during the week ended February 26, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total pea exports to date, of 2.19 million tonnes are still running well ahead of the 1.75 million exported during the same period the […] Read more

Pulses: CDN bulk pea shipments lag in January

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 2 – Eston number three lentils fell by four cents overnight to a range of 24 to 26 cents per pound, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Laird number three lentils dropped by seven cents during that same period. They are now listed at a price […] Read more


Pulses: Sask Premier hopeful India will drop new rules on pulses

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, March 1 – Laird number three lentils have fallen by five cents during the past week to a range of 24 to 40 cents per pound, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Kabuli number one chickpeas (10mm) also softened by five cents during that same period. They […] Read more

Pulses: Global chickpea production to hit 21.3 MMT

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 28 – Richlea lentils softened across the board overnight, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Richlea number one varieties fell two cents to a range of 43 to 50 cents per pound. Richlea number two, three and X3 varieties also fell two cents. Crimson number three […] Read more


Pulses: Crimson lentils soften

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 27 – Crimson lentils dropped by one cent over the weekend, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Crimson number one varieties fell to a range of 23 to 25 cents per pound. Prices for green peas in Western Canada are holding steady at C$7.80-$9.00 per pound. […] Read more

Pulses: Large Canadian pea exports at risk of drying up

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Feb. 24 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 92,600 tonnes of peas during the week ended February 19, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total pea exports to date, of 2.15 million tonnes are still running well ahead of the 1.72 million exported during the same period the […] Read more


Pulses: Flood risk watched along Red River

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Feb. 23 (CNS Canada) – Pulse demand in India may be being underestimated, according to a columnist in the Hindu Business Line. The report notes that while India’s domestic pulse production is up considerably on the year, imports are actually slightly higher as well. The author cited increased rural […] Read more

Pulses: Russian pea exports on the wane

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 22 – Prices for lentils on the Prairies suffered wide-spread losses over the past week, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Laird number one lentils fell 11 cents to between 51 to 58 cents per bushel. Number two and X3 varieties also fell 7-10 cents. Eston […] Read more