GFM Network News

Pulse Canada looking to build data inventory for industry

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Pulse Canada has undertaken a survey of pea and lentil growers to gauge the sector’s environmental footprint and to provide data for a public repository. The survey is a joint project with Alberta Pulse Growers, SaskPulse and Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers. The survey is a life cycle assessment of pea and lentil […] Read more

Turkish currency crisis casts cloud over lentil exports

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — The plunging value of the lira is threatening to curb sales of Canadian lentils to Turkey — traditionally one of Canada’s biggest customers for the pulse. The Turkish lira hit a record low on Monday as soaring inflation and political turmoil sent the currency plunging relative to the U.S. dollar. At the […] Read more

India, Canada to work up pulse export protocols

Reading Time: 2 minutes The prime ministers of Canada and India have agreed to sort out new and predictable rules governing exports of Canadian pulse crops. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on a state visit this week to India, released a joint statement with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday calling for the two countries to reach a new […] Read more

Pulse industry’s future remains uncertain with India

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — As worries mount in regards to Canada’s pulse exports to India, reports from the country point toward a precarious future. India’s agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh, last week announced his country wouldn’t need to import any pulses within two years’ time as it would be able to grow enough for domestic demand. […] Read more

Pulse industry still awaits answers from India

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Almost three weeks since Canada’s pulse fumigation exemption expired in India, the Canadian pulse industry is still in the dark. “We’re just looking to have some clarity as to how Canada/India pulse trade’s going to play out in the long term and with a long-term policy solution,” Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse […] Read more

Lack of notice a worry on India fumigation exemption

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — The CEO of Canada’s pulse industry association says he’s starting to become concerned because a fumigation exemption granted to Canadian pulses exported to India remains expired after 12 days. Normally this exemption is renewed within three or four days, said Gord Bacon of Pulse Canada. Bacon said he checks his email every […] Read more