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Pulses: Frost damage reported in Victoria

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 19 (CNS) – The USDA has raised its production estimates for the United States chickpea crop in 2017. The agency pegged the harvest at 315,603 tonnes. That compares to just 250,000 tonnes the year before. Bigger calibre varieties constituted a large amount of the crop, coming […] Read more

Pulses: Western Bangladesh ramping up lentil acres

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 18 (CNS) – Farmers in the western region of Bangladesh are growing more lentils this year. According to a report on The Daily Sun, producers like the fact lentils cost less for cultivation and irrigation than other crops. The government is hopeful more domestic acreage will […] Read more


Pulses: Australian pulse farmers ponder acreage

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 17 (CNS) – Farmers in Australia are beginning to plan out their next crop. However, many are wondering how many pulses to plant now that India has slapped crippling sanctions on them. A report on Graincentral.com says many farmers may wait to the last minute to […] Read more

Pulses: Australian exporter calls it quits

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 16 (CNS) – Untimely rains and other environmental factors are crimping some of Brazil’s bean crops, according to CONAB. The agency forecast a reduction of Brazil’s black bean crop by 4.3 per cent for the year. Cowpeas were also expected to suffer slightly lower production due […] Read more


Pulse Report: Pulse crop acres increase in India

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 12 (CNS) – The Myanmar pulse industry is branching out and trying to attract a new market in China, according to a report in the Myanmar Times. A delegation from Myanmar travelled to China on Jan. 8 where they held the Myanmar Beans and Pulses Market Promotion Forum […] Read more

Pulse Report: Canadian pulse pasta company expands

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 11 (CNS) – The South Dakota Pulse Growers (SDPG) in partnership with the South Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota Pulse Council are hosting a seminar on growing peas, chickpeas and lentils in Fort Pierre, S.D., according to a posting on farmforum.net. The seminar will be held […] Read more


Pulse Report: Australian ag minister travels to India

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 10 (CNS) – The federal and Saskatchewan governments announced Tuesday at CropSphere in Saskatoon, Sask. that they have contributed C$7.7 million to crop-related research through the Agriculture Development Fund. Thirty crop research projects will receive funding, including one studying better control for root rot in pea and lentil […] Read more




Pulses: Russian pea exports slow

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 5 (CNS) – According to a report by APK-inform, Russia has shipped 216,000 tonnes of peas to India since Aug. 1, 2017. However, the report says shipments have slowed down considerably over the past month due to India’s decision to raise tariffs on pulse imports. Wholesale […] Read more