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Pulses: Prairie yellow pea prices on the rise

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, September 8 (CNS) – According to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan government, 31 percent of the chickpea crop has been combined. The USDA has put out a tender for 820 tonnes of pulses to be used in its food aid program. Pulse prices in India have softened […] Read more

Pulse Report: Production numbers differ for India’s pulse harvest

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Sept. 7 (CNS Canada) – India’s kharif crops (grown during the monsoon season and harvested in October and November) are expected to be down this harvest compared to last year. However, the trade says stockpiles are sufficient to meet food needs and will keep a lid on prices. Output […] Read more

Pulse Report: Lentil stocks make huge jump

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Sept. 6 (CNS Canada) – Lentil stocks have grown by more than five times the 2016 levels, according to data released today by Statistics Canada. A report on grains and oilseeds stocks based on data up to July of this year, show 405,000 tonnes of lentils at the end […] Read more

Pulse Report: Smaller field pea crop expected

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Sept. 5 (CNS) – Statistics Canada reported last week that it expects a smaller field pea harvest with this year’s crop estimated at 3.79 million tonnes, compared to 4.84 million tonnes in 2016. StatsCan does not break production down by type, although 80 to 85 per cent is typically […] Read more

Pulse Report: StatsCan pulse production estimates are in

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept. 1 (CNS Canada) – Producers on the Prairies and in Ontario are expected to bring in more dry beans this year than in 2016. In Ontario, producers are expected to harvest 123,800 tonnes of all types of beans, compared to 94,400 tonnes a year ago. That breaks down into […] Read more

Pulse Report: Bean trade slow moving, with good demand

By Commodity News Service Canada Aug. 31 (CNS Canada) – The United States Department of Agriculture reports slow trading activity with good demand in its weekly dry bean, pea and lentil report for the week ending Aug. 29. It reported that the dry edible pea harvest was 81 per cent harvested in Idaho, 83 per […] Read more

Pulses: UK pulse harvest moving forward

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Aug. 30 (CNS Canada) – The pulse harvest is moving northwards in the United Kingdom, with yields generally better than the previous year but below earlier expectations after mixed conditions during the growing season, according to a report from the British Edible Pulse Association. Pea yields range from two […] Read more

Pulse Report: Sask quality reported high

By Commodity News Service Canada Aug. 29 (CNS Canada) – The 2017 Canadian pulse harvest has some experts expecting a higher quality crop compared to last year. Bruce Burnett, director of markets and weather with Glacier FarmMedia, said he expects the pea and lentil quality to be considerably better than 2016. That, he said, should […] Read more

Pulses: Smaller, but better quality Cdn pulse crops expected

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Aug. 28 (CNS Canada) – Canadian pea and lentil production are expected to be down on the year when Statistics Canada releases its first survey-based estimates on the size of the 2017 crop on August 31. However, quality is expected to be up considerably, which may limit the impact […] Read more

Pulses: Dry weather curtails disease pressures

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, August 25 (CNS) – It seems there is a bright spot to the latest drought in Australia. According to a report in, analysts say disease problems could be much lighter this year than last. Paul McIntosh of Pulse Australia says outbreaks of ascochyta, sclerotinia and phytophthera could be […] Read more