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Pulses: Ample supplies limit rise in oat prices

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, July 7 – Large world supplies of oats are tempering the advances the commodity might otherwise have seen due to the recent heat wave in the Northern US and the Canadian Prairies. Canadian farmers seeded 3.22 million acres of oats this spring, which was up from the 2.83 million […] Read more

Pulse Report: International pulse conference coming to Vancouver

By Commodity News Service Canada July 6 (CNS Canada) – An international pulse conference is set to run July 10-13 in Vancouver. The conference titled Pulses 2017, the Future of Food, brings the Global Pulse Confederation and the Canadian Special Crops Association conventions together at the same time. The event features market outlooks for most […] Read more


Pulse Report: Manitoba peas doing well

By Commodity News Service Canada July 5 (CNS Canada) – Peas are doing well and most have entered the flowering stage in southwest Manitoba, according to the provincial crop report, although some aphids are being reported. Meanwhile in the northwest region of the province, about 30 per cent of field peas are blooming. Better weather […] Read more

Pulse report: Pulses developing on schedule in Alberta

By Commodity News Service Canada July 4 (CNS Canada) – Alberta’s latest crop report shows dry peas, dry beans and lentils are developing as normal for this time of year. For crops assessed on June 27, dry peas showed 81.1 per cent were rated good to excellent. Dry beans showed 91 per cent at good […] Read more


Pulses: Manitoba dry bean acreage softens

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, June 30 – Dry bean acreage in Manitoba looks to be slightly smaller than last year. According to yesterday’s Statistics Canada report, growers in the province will seed 110,000 acres, which is 7,000 fewer than last year. Dry bean acreage throughout Canada is expected to be up to 30,000 […] Read more

Pulse Report: Canadian farmers seed fewer lentils

By Commodity News Service Canada June 29 (CNS Canada) – Canadian farmers reported seeding 4.4 million acres of lentils, according to the Statistics Canada report on field crop areas released today. That’s a decline 24.8 per cent from last year’s record high. Saskatchewan growers especially shied away from the crop. Acreage there fell 25.8 per […] Read more


Pulses: U.S. beans a mixed bag of development

By Commodity News Service Canada June 28 (CNS Canada) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that edible bean crops in the top producing states are variable. – In North Dakota, the top bean-producer in the U.S., 68 per cent of edible beans are rated as good to excellent as of June 27, compared to […] Read more

Pulses: Acreage shows steady increase

By Commodity News Service Canada June 27 (CNS Canada) – Five Manitoba commodity groups exploring a merger have hired the consulting firm Synthesis Agri-Food Network. Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, National Sunflower Association of Canada and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Association all previously signed a memorandum of […] Read more


Pulses: Dry weather looms over AUS pulse fields

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, June 26 – Dry winter weather is starting to take its toll on crops in Australia. Both southern Queensland and northern New South Wales badly need rain, according to a report by farmonline. The dry conditions come at a bad time; chickpea prices have fallen over the past month […] Read more

Pulses: StatsCan acreage estimates awaited

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, June 23 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 45,500 tonnes of peas during the week ended June 18, taking the year-to-date total to 3.28 million, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission weekly report. The exports are running about a million tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace. Lentil exports […] Read more