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Pulses: U.S. dry bean exports to Latin America rising

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 23 (CNS) – Exports of dry beans from the U.S. to Costa Rica are at a record level. According to a report by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, just under 10,000 tonnes have been shipped to the central American country so far in 2017/18. Black beans […] Read more

Pulses: Chickpeas and other pulses honing in on meat industry

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 22 (CNS) – The rise of alternative meats like chickpea patties could impact the traditional meat industry, according to a new report by Rabobank. The document says Europe is the largest-growing market for alternative proteins and is expected to grow by eight percent annually over the […] Read more


Pulses: Australian pea market pressured by Indian import tariff

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 21 (CNS) – India’s pulse production could surpass 22 million tonnes in 2017. That would be the second time the country had passed that milestone mark and it would also fall in line with the government’s determination to achieve self-sufficiency in pulse production. India’s decision to […] Read more

Pulses: AUS rains could help frost-damaged chickpeas recover

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 20 (CNS) – India’s decision to raise duties on pea imports is taking a bite out of Canada’s exports. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, pea exports will be lowered to 2.4 million tonnes in 2017/18. That compares to exports of 3.9 million tonnes the year […] Read more


Pulse Report: India closer to self-sufficiency in pulses

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 17 (CNS) – India is closer to reaching its goal of self-sufficiency for production, according to UN Agriculture Secretary SK Pattanayak. For the second year in a row India has produced 22 million tonnes of pulses. According to Pattanayak when pulses jumped from around 18 million to 22.6 […] Read more

Pulse Report: Indian government scraps pulse export restrictions

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 16 (CNS) – The Indian government removed all restrictions on pulse exports Thursday, according to Bloomberg Markets. The move comes in order to help Indian farmers be able to access overseas markets and get better prices following record pulse crop harvests in the country. Chickpea exports from Russia […] Read more


Pulse Report: Alberta and Manitoba lose royalty-free CDC varieties

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 14 (CNS) – Pulse growers in Alberta and Manitoba no longer have access to royalty-free Crop Development Centre varieties. The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers has licensed the distribution rights for select CDC varieties in provinces outside Saskatchewan to SeCan and SeedNet for 10 years. This comes following Alberta pulling […] Read more

Pulses: Weather problems plaguing Australian chickpeas

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 10 (CNS) – Yellow pea prices in Western Canada weakened for another day. After falling 93 cents over the past few days, prices took yet another step back, losing seven cents per pound, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are now […] Read more


Pulses: Prairie yellow pea prices fall in wake of Indian tariffs

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 9 (CNS) – Yellow pea prices in Western Canada fell for the second day in a row. After softening by 25 cents in one day earlier this week yellows dropped another 68 cents, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are now […] Read more

Pulses: India imposes 50 percent tax on pea imports

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 8 (CNS) – India has slapped a 50 percent tax on all pea imports. Canada is one of the largest pea exporters to the country, along with Russia, the U.S. and France. The levy is the maximum allowable under WTO rules. Pulse Canada CEO Gord Bacon […] Read more