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Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba crops facing dry conditions

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Varying dry conditions are set to take a toll on Manitoba’s pulse crops this year. Some crops have stunted due to dry conditions throughout the year, said Serena Klippenstein, production specialist with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers. Overall, crop conditions are still dependent on the soil type and where they are in the […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Saskatchewan crops rally after rough spring

Reading Time: 1 minute Winnipeg | MarketsFarm – Pulse crops across the prairies have largely bounced back after rough growing conditions in the spring and early summer, but they’re not out of the woods just yet. “It’s been an abnormal year,” remarked Carl Potts, executive director of Saskatchewan Pulse. Potts explained that in Saskatchewan, widespread dryness early in the […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Weather threatens India’s crops

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — India is experiencing abnormal rain and weather patterns that have resulted in almost half of the country receiving drastically less rain than usual. In total, the entire country is experiencing about 12 per cent less precipitation than is normally expected. Particularly, provinces in India’s key pulse-growing region are experiencing significant droughts during a […] Read more

Grain Commission suspends ILTA Grain’s licenses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers owed money for grain delivered to ILTA Grain Inc. should call the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The CGC on Thursday suspended the Surrey, B.C.-based company’s grain dealer’s license and its primary grain elevator licenses for elevators at Belle Plaine and Saskatoon, Sask., Remi Gosselin, the CGC’s manager of corporate information services, said in an […] Read more


Pulse exporter ILTA Grain under creditor protection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, July 11 — MarketsFarm — B.C.- based pulse exporter ILTA Grain, which operates pulse handling and processing facilities in Saskatchewan, has been granted creditor protection by that province’s Supreme Court. “The decision to file for (Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act protection) was made after careful consideration and in our view, is a necessary step for […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Pulses steady in sea of uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Every spring offers its own mystery of what the growing season will bring, and this year is no different for western Canadian pulse markets. However, while the unknowns are usually linked to the weather or acreage ideas, this year also presents extra challenges for the pulse sector. India remains a major wildcard in […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Eyes on India as North America’s prices firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — From where Prairie pulse market analysts sit, India’s politics and current weather situation remain important to watch. India’s national election will be called in the next three to five months. “There’s so many hundreds of thousands of farmers in India and they have political clout,” said Allan Johnston of Johnston Grains at […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Canada’s sales a day-to-day business

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Canada’s pulse crop trade hasn’t stopped, even though its biggest customer, India, isn’t taking large amounts anymore. Instead, buyers are finding themselves having to take business one day at a time and become a bit more creative. “I think everyone is in the same boat; it’s not that the market has stopped. […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Lentil yields look good, worries grow over peas

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — It’s a mixed bag in many ways for Saskatchewan’s pulse crops this year, as a dry summer and late rains have meant different things for various crops. According to one industry expert, though, the overall picture doesn’t look bad. “I think overall, if you assess the entire province, it will come in […] Read more