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Unseasonal rain, hail damage winter crops in India

Crop quality issues may pressure prices

New Delhi | Reuters — Unseasonal torrential rains and hailstorms have damaged the winter-planted crops of millions of Indian growers, inundating wheat, potato, chickpea and rapeseed farms in large parts of the fertile northern plains, farmers said. Most farmers were caught by surprise by the repeated rain and hail that has lashed fields full of […] Read more




Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpeas appear OK, but prices soft

MarketsFarm — Canada’s chickpea crop has likely beaten earlier expectations — but poor prices may limit farmer sales come harvest. “We planted the crop in drought conditions” and were preparing for the worst, said Colin Young of Midwest Grain at Moose Jaw, Sask., pointing to the lack of subsoil moisture in key chickpea-growing regions of […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea market remains stable

MarketsFarm — Chickpea prices have remained steady in Canada, despite inclement growing conditions in key chickpea-growing regions. The stability is mainly due to a global supply glut, with large carryout volumes from previous years combined with high acreage numbers in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Statistics Canada estimated Canadian producers will dedicate just over 300,000 […] Read more







Pulse weekly outlook: Wider price spreads likely with big chickpea crop ahead

CNS Canada — Canadian farmers planted their largest chickpea crop in more than a decade in 2018, with the bigger crop likely to lead to a wider price spread between larger- and smaller-calibre supplies. Statistics Canada has placed chickpea acreage for 2018 at 468,900 acres, which would be well above the 160,000 acres planted in […] Read more