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Pulses: AUS farmers assess frost damage to pea crops

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 4 (CNS) – Pea crops in the South Australian region of Riverland continue to grapple with the after-effects of frost damage. According to a report on stockjournal.com, some plants saw limited growth due to the cold temperatures this season. One farmer said he thought his field […] Read more

Pulses: Australia appeals to India for tariff exemption

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 3 (CNS) – Pulse Australia is pushing India to exempt current shipments of pulses from a new 30 per cent tariff on chickpea and lentil imports. According to a report by farmonline.com, the organization says about 200,000 tonnes of pulses were already en route to India […] Read more


Pulses: Canadian yellow peas growing in popularity

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 2 (CNS) – Chinese demand for Canadian yellow peas is set to expand dramatically in the next few years, according to a story in The Western Producer. A delegation of agriculture experts from Canada recently toured parts of the Asian country as part of a trade […] Read more

Pulse Report: Alberta Pulse Growers optimistic about 2017

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Dec. 29 (CNS) – Despite the challenging growing season and India’s import tariffs on pulse crops, the Alberta Pulse Growers are optimistic about pulses heading into 2018. In an interview with CBC, Alberta Pulse Growers chairman D’Arcy Hilgartner said the future of pulses is bright due to the possibility […] Read more



Pulse Report: Pulse prices falling in India despite import tariffs

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Dec. 27 (CNS) – For the third day straight pulse crop prices in India continued their downward slide, according to the Times of India. The drop in price is due to a considerable fall in demand for pulses from retailers and processors. As well sufficient pulse stocks are weighing […] Read more


Pulses: Indian rabi pulse seedings up on the year

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Dec. 22 (CNS Canada) – Canada only exported 4,200 tonnes of peas during the week ended Dec. 17, taking the year-to-date total to 930,200 tonnes, according to Canadian Grain Commission data. That’s about 800,000 tonnes behind the exports reported during the same time period the previous year. Pulse seedings […] Read more

Pulses: Australian mung bean farmers hope for rain

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, December 21 (CNS) – India is introducing a 30 per cent tariffson imports of chickpeas and lentils, the government announced Thursday, Dec. 21. The import duties follow the 50 per cent tariff on yellow peas India introduced in November, and come as part of ongoing efforts by […] Read more


Pulses: Chickpea prices drop as India turns to yellow peas

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, December 20 (CNS) – Prices for chickpeas in Australia are falling as Indian companies switch to cheaper pulses like yellow peas. According to a report on theland.com.au, the decrease is occurring despite a smaller chickpea harvest in Australia this year. Increased competition from countries in the Black […] Read more

Pulses: Spanish pulse demand surges

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, December 19 (CNS) – Demand for pulses in Spain is rapidly outpacing domestic demand, according to a report by the USDA’s attaché for the country. The report says with the exception of dry beans, most pulse production in Spain is done through non-irrigated methods. The weather in […] Read more