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Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba edible beans look good for now

Bean growers watching weather

MarketsFarm — Edible bean crops in Manitoba remain in generally good shape in mid-July, with early indications pointing to solid production on the year. “Overall, they look pretty good,” said Dennis Lange, provincial pulse specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, on the state of dry edible bean crops. The crops had struggled with wind damage early on […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Edible beans on move

MarketsFarm — Following a lengthy 2018 harvest, Manitoba’s edible bean farmers are optimistic about the 2019 growing season. According to an outlook report published in late December by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, pulse farmers are expected to plant approximately the same amount of acreage as seen in 2018. However, after strong yields in 2018, Manitoba […] Read more

Manitoba edible bean acreage looking steady

CNS Canada — The prospects for a successful season for edible beans appear good, despite excess water in parts of southern Manitoba, according to a provincial expert. “Acreage should be in the 110,000- to 120,000-acre range, very similar to last year,” said Dennis Lange, a pulse crop specialist with Manitoba Agriculture at Altona. Edibles aren’t […] Read more


Other Manitoba pulses may eat edible beans’ lunch

CNS Canada –– As insatiable demand for lentils, peas and other major pulses grows louder, so do expectations for more pulses to be planted in Manitoba. When it comes to edible beans, however, acreage is expected to go down slightly, not up. “We’re probably going to be around the 110,000-acre range — a bit down […] Read more

Man. edible bean harvest wraps up, hail damage evident

CNS Canada — Manitoba’s edible bean harvest is done, but markets are sitting little-traded and offering low prices to producers, analysts say. The effects of hail storms in south-central Manitoba are now apparent, said Dennis Lange, a farm production advisor with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Altona. “It’s going to affect yields and […] Read more