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Pulses: Dry bean crops in varying stages around North America

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 29 – Around 30 percent of Manitoba’s dry bean crop has been planted, according to a report by Thompsons Limited. Farmers in Ontario and Michigan are just getting going now while progress in other parts of the US is more advanced. In North Dakota, crop progress […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea stocks tightening

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 26 (CNS Canada) – Visible pea supplies in the Canadian commercial pipeline narrowed in to their tightest level of the 2016/17 crop-year-to-date, at 149,900 tonnes, according to the latest weekly Canadian Grain Commission report. That compares with the 5-week average of 230,000 tonnes. In a report out earlier […] Read more


Heap of soybeans, close up, full frame

U.S. soybean futures drag ICE canola contracts lower

Manitoba is furthest ahead in Prairie spring seeding

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts held rangebound for most of the week ended May 19, but trended lower overall as larger losses in the Chicago soy complex put some pressure on values. Crop reports put out by all three Prairie provinces during the week showed a mixed bag when it comes to seeding progress. Manitoba […] Read more


Pulses: CDN pea stocks grow tighter

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 25 – Agriculture Canada has lowered its pea stock estimates for the 2016/17 marketing year. Total pea ending stocks for 2016/17 are now forecast at 325,000 tonnes, which compares with the April estimate of 875,000 tonnes. Carryout for 2017/18 is forecast to be even tighter, at […] Read more


Pulses: AUS farmers monitor disease and pest threats

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 24 – Bids for kabuli chickpeas (10mm) on the Canadian Prairies are keeping firm, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are listed at 69 to 70 cents per pound. Prices for Laird number one lentils are also holding steady at 48 […] Read more

Pulses: Solid Canadian pulse exports continue

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 23 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 59,400 tonnes of peas during the week ended May 14, according to the latest weekly Canadian Grain Commission report. Total pea exports during the crop-year-to-date, of 3.14 million tonnes, compare with only 2.17 million at the same point the previous year. Canadian […] Read more


Pulses: Critic says India’s pulse plan not working

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 18 – Bids for navy beans on the Canadian Prairies are holding firm, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are listed at 37 cents per pound. Pinto beans are listed at 39 cents per pound. Green peas are in a range […] Read more

Fence and canola crop

Bearish factors for U.S. soy trump supports for canola

Last fall’s canola could become this spring’s problem

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts ran into upside resistance during the week ended May 12, as the commodity’s own supportive fundamentals were countered by the much more bearish outlook for U.S. soybeans. Canadian canola supplies are looking rather tight, with Statistics Canada showing only 6.6 million tonnes in the country as of March 31. That’s […] Read more



Pulses: AUS Chickpea Farmers Brace for Disease Threat

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 17 – Chickpea farmers in Australia are being advised to closely monitor their crops this year for ascochyta blight. An official with the South Australian Research and Development Institute says all current varieties are now rated as either susceptible or moderately susceptible to infection, according to […] Read more

Pulses: Chickpea farmers Down Under hoping for rain

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, May 16 – Bids for laird number one lentils in Western Canada are hanging steady, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Prices are locked in a range of 48 to 52 cents per pound. Green peas are in a range of C$7.65 to […] Read more