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Some Canadian Exotic Grains customers compensated

CNS Canada — A few producers who did not receive payment from Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. have been compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program, the commission said Tuesday. Canadian Exotic Grain’s grain dealer license was revoked April 26 after the company was unable to pay producers. On June 4, Saskatchewan […] Read more

Drought cuts into Australian chickpea prospects

CNS Canada – Expectations for Australia’s chickpea crop have been drastically cut to one-third of last year’s production. The dry growing season will limit the crop’s potential this year to about 300,000 tonnes, according to a report from Pulse Australia. Nick Goddard, chief executive officer of Pulse Australia, told a local news outlet that important […] Read more


Saskatchewan harvest underway: Report

CNS Canada – Harvest operations are underway in parts of southern Saskatchewan, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture. Crops were reportedly rapidly drying down across the province, with many pulse crops being desiccated. Most crops remain in fair to excellent condition, although later-seeded crops need rain to help heads and pods fill, […] Read more



AGT managers seek to take company private

CNS Canada — Plans are afoot to take publicly-traded Saskatchewan pulse and specialty crop processing firm AGT Food and Ingredients private. AGT, in a release Thursday, said it has received a non-binding proposal from a senior management group, led by company CEO Murad Al-Katib, to acquire all its issued and outstanding common shares. The proposal […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba beans podding, flowering

CNS Canada — A lack of moisture continues to plague Manitoba’s edible beans, but according to one specialist, the crop should still enjoy another strong year. “Most areas have gotten just enough rain to keep things in good condition,” said provincial pulse specialist Dennis Lange. The Winkler region, long considered a major planting area for […] 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