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Pulses: Australian farm production values drop

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, September 25 (CNS) – According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the country’s farm production gross value is expected to drop by nearly nine percent to AU$58 billion in 2017-18. The agency says mixed seasonal conditions took their toll on Australia’s major crops, […] Read more

Pulse Report: New Montana processing plant considered

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept 22 (CNS Canada) – An Oregon grain company is looking at the possibility of building a pulse processing plant near Plentywood, Montana, just across the border from Saskatchewan. Columbia Grain said it plans to build a new facility to process peas and lentils, which would require double the supply […] Read more


Pulse Report: Good quality Sask lentil crop reported

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept. 21 (CNS Canada) – Most of the Saskatchewan pulse crop is in the bin, according to the latest report from Saskatchewan Agriculture. Lentils are 99 per cent combined and peas are 97 per cent complete, according to the crop report issued Sept. 21. Lentils saw lower yields in moisture-depleted […] Read more

Pulse Report: Bean harvests progressing well across Canada, U.S.

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Sept. 20 (CNS Canada) – The United States Department of Agriculture light trading with moderate demand in its weekly bean, pea and lentil market news, for the week ending Sept. 19. Progress reports dated from Sept. 17, show the dry, edible bean harvest is 97 per cent done in […] Read more


Pulse Report: Dry bean harvest ongoing in U.S.

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept. 19 (CNS Canada) – Production reports from the top five edible bean producing states are as follows: – North Dakota’s dry, edible bean harvest is about 44 per cent done, according the United States Department of Agriculture, which is about average for this time year. Crop condition improved to […] Read more

Pulses: Pea yields fall in US

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, September 18 (CNS) – Drought problems continue to plague the chickpea crop in Australia. Some farmers in New South Wales say they don’t think they will get a crop off unless rain falls in the next few weeks. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics predicts this year’s […] Read more


Pulses: India lifting export restrictions

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Sept. 15 (CNS Canada) – India is lifting an export ban on a number of pulse crops that had been in place for ten years. Tur (pigeon peas), mung beans, and urad dal (black lentils), will now be allowed for export – joining chickpeas. The move comes as farmers […] Read more

Pulse Report: Lentils get royal boost

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Sept. 14 (CNS Canada) – The field pea harvest is mostly complete across the Prairies with some early grading reports now being released. The Saskatchewan government’s weekly crop report for the week ending Sept. 11, shows peas grading 47% No. 1 CAN, 49% No. 2 CAN and 4% No.3 […] Read more


Pulse Report: Pea harvest, stockpiles should give healthy supply

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept. 13 (CNS Canada) – A Statistics Canada report on Canadian pea inventory carryover into the 2017-18 crop year was roughly in line with earlier estimates. Stocks on July 31 were pegged at 301,000 tonnes by the government agency, which compared to estimates of 306,000 tonnes. Canada’s pea harvest is […] Read more

Pulse Report: Manitoba pea harvest complete

By Commodity News Service Canada Sept. 12 (CNS Canada) – Field pea harvest in Manitoba is complete, according to Manitoba Agriculture’s latest crop report issued Sept. 11. Yields were reported to be above the long-term average in the southwest and at 50 to 90 bushels/acre in the central region. For dry, edible beans, early types […] Read more