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Pulse weekly outlook: More acres sought for 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Planting intentions for red and green lentils and other pulses have been looking good for 2020 — but that might change somewhat because prices have slipped a little, said Marcos Mosnaim of Globeways Canada in Mississauga. Discussing pulse crops at a farm show last month in Saskatoon, Mosnaim said he got the strong […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Red lentils see some strength

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The red lentil market in Western Canada is seeing some life to start the New Year, with improved bids creating some marketing opportunities. “Green lentil prices have been steady since the end of 2019, but red lentils are the one that’s jumped,” said Kevin Silzer, vice-president with Rayglen Commodities in Saskatoon, noting red […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: India market likely pushing up prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Faced with weather concerns surrounding its pigeon pea crop, India has been very likely buying lentils from Canada, said MarketsFarm analyst Mike Jubinville. Over the last month, prices for large green lentils have jumped 25 per cent because of issues with pigeon peas, said Jubinville. Green lentils can be substituted for the pigeon […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Wrinkles, loss of colour problems for lentils

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — As Canada’s lentil harvest comes along slowly, issues with wrinkles and the loss of colour have arisen, according to Markus Mosnaim of Globeway Canada in Mississauga. Loss of colour in green lentils translates to a downgrade, he said. “It can drop to No. 2, depending on how much colour is lost.” Wrinkles, meanwhile, […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Attractive lentil prices may boost acres

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — As prices for both red and green lentils stay firm, experts have predicted lentil acreage across Canada to increase for the 2019 growing season. Carryover from past crops has been negligible in previous years, and what had been produced was quickly sold throughout the year. “This helps farmers’ confidence,” said Tanvir Zaidi, CEO […] Read more


India keeps Canadian lentil market at standstill

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Lentil prices are largely stagnant, one market participant says, as key buyer India sits on the sidelines. And from the outside, stocks appear ample, but new-crop production could shift the dynamic of Canada’s lentil market. Statistics Canada stocks data as of March 31, 2017 pegged lentil supplies at about 1.1 million tonnes, […] Read more

Unpredictable lentil crops could unsettle market

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Lentil producers have been stuck on a roller coaster this season, and the ride isn’t slowing down going into harvest. “It’s been a very hard year to predict because we have record amounts of acres planted, an incredible start to the season, and then of course the well-publicized weather problems leading to […] Read more


Lentil prices just keep rising

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Lentil prices just keep moving up in Western Canada, with no end in sight to the rising market as end users work to book coverage. However, the high prices may prove unsustainable, especially in the long run, as values are already expensive for international buyers and strong new-crop prices should lead to […] Read more

Wide-ranging green lentil quality good for Sask. markets

Reading Time: 1 minute CNS Canada — Variable weather throughout Saskatchewan’s growing season brought a range of quality and prices to green lentil producers — and that’s a good thing, according to a processor in the province’s south. The final quality of green lentils in Saskatchewan ranges from No. 1 to No. 3, said Colin Young of Midwest Investments, […] Read more