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Pulse weekly outlook: Field pea acreage increasing

MarketsFarm — Last week’s report from Statistics Canada estimated that some acreage in Canada’s canola belt will instead go to field peas in 2019. Approximately 4.3 million total acres will be dedicated to field peas, StatsCan said, marking a 300,000-acre increase from estimates earlier in the year, and up from the 3.6 million acres seeded […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: India’s drought could be field pea opportunity

MarketsFarm — Though India has curbed its pulse crop imports from Canada in recent years due to disagreements over crop control and fumigation, a challenging growing season in India could make Canadian pulses more attractive. Drought-like conditions in key growing areas of India have killed dozens of people and endangered crops. According to Reuters, key […] Read more

Manitoba ag minister upbeat about peas

MarketsFarm — Earlier this month Manitoba’s minister of agriculture, Ralph Eichler, took to Twitter to sing the praises of dry peas. “Peas will become the next successful crop in Manitoba. Thank you for believing in the future,” Eichler tweeted. Part of the minister’s optimism stems from global corporate giant Roquette constructing the world’s largest pea […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Benchmark report out for fababeans, feed peas

MarketsFarm — Alberta Pulse Growers on Monday released Feed Benchmark Bi-Weekly Reports, providing “a consistent and unbiased estimate of the feeding value of low-tannin fababeans and feed peas” in central Alberta, central Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. Comparing fababean and feed pea prices to other feed grains, the report stated, “Grains are softening further on the […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Green pea premium to erode with acreage increase

MarketsFarm — Green peas continue to command a sizeable premium over their yellow counterparts in Western Canada, which should see acreage shift this spring and an eventual rebalancing of the price spread. Green peas usually trade at a premium to yellow peas due to higher quality specs and concerns over bleaching, but the current price […] Read more


Unregistered peas, lentils to be demoted

Any unregistered varieties of lentils or peas harvested in Canada this fall or later will be graded No. 3 Canada at best. The Canadian Grain Commission on Wednesday announced only registered varieties of peas and lentils will be eligible for the No. 1 Canada grade effective Aug. 1 this year. Deliveries of registered and unregistered […] Read more