Pulses: Prairie chickpea prices tick lower

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 3 – Chickpea prices across Western Canada softened slightly in the past two days. According to the latest information from Prairie Ag Hotwire, bids for Kabuli chickpeas ticked lower in all classes. The most sought-after 10mm varieties fell six cents and were listed at 63 to […] Read more

Pulses: Fababean prices sink Down Under

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 2 – The latest crop of chickpeas in Australia should be ready to harvest by the end of February, according to a report on stockjournal.com. Fababeans are becoming harder to move out of Australia, according to a report by farmonline.com. Cash prices for fababeans have fallen […] Read more


Pulses: Fababean acreage rising in northern US

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 1 – Prices for pinto beans on the Prairies were holding steady at 38 cents per pound, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Black beans were also keeping firm at 40 cents per pound. Dark kidney beans were listed at 46 cents […] Read more

Pulses: Lentils go under microscope at U of R

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 30 – Prices for Kabuli chickpeas (10mm) on the Prairies were holding steady at 63-70 cents per pound, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Green peas were also staying firm at C$8.00-$9.00 per bushel. Yellow peas were listed at C$7.75-$9.00 per bushel. […] Read more


Pulses: Canadian dry pea exports increase

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 30 – According to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Canadian dry pea exports between August and November of 2016 were 1.65 million tonnes. That is 26 percent more than the previous year. Total exports for 2016/17 are expected to hit a record 3.2 million tonnes and hold […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian weekly pea exports stall

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 27 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported no peas during the week ended January 22, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. However, total pea exports during the crop year-to-date of 1.9 million tonnes are still running about 400,000 tonnes ahead of the previous year’s pace. Canadian farmers […] Read more


Pulses: Australia close to eradicating pea weevils

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 26 (CNS Canada) – Efforts in Australia to eradicate the pea weevil appears to be working, with a ban on growing peas in a hard hit area over the past year having prevented the spread of the pest, according to reports. Number 2 Laird lentils are currently topping […] Read more

Pulses: Indian pulse farmers facing low prices as imports surge

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 25 (CNS Canada) – Farmers in India are reportedly being forced to sell their pulse crops at levels below the government’s minimum support prices due to an influx of imports, according to data released by the Indian Pulses and Grains Association. Domestic production of a number of crops […] Read more


Pulses: Indian rabi season pulse plantings ahead of average

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 24 (CNS Canada) – Seeding of rabi season crops in India is running 3.2 per cent ahead of the previous year’s pace, with 62.8 million hectares seeded to date, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Of that total, 15.8 million hectares of pulses were seeded, which is well […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea exports down on week, but strong overall

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 23 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 10,800 tonnes of peas during the week ended January 15, bringing the total pea exports to date during the current crop year to 1.946 million tonnes, according to Canadian Grain Commission data. While exports were down on the week, the overall pace […] Read more