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Pulse Report: Canadian pulse pasta company expands

By Commodity News Service Canada

Winnipeg, Jan. 11 (CNS) – The South Dakota Pulse Growers
(SDPG) in partnership with the South Dakota State University
Extension and South Dakota Pulse Council are hosting a seminar
on growing peas, chickpeas and lentils in Fort Pierre, S.D.,
according to a posting on farmforum.net. The seminar will be
held Jan. 25 and following it the annual meeting of SDPG will be
held. Registration for the event is free and will include
agronomists and plant pathologists speaking about how best to

grow pulse crops in South Dakota.
A small Canadian pulse pasta maker has expanded across
North America, according to a report on simcoe.com. Three years
ago Shelby Taylor, from Collingwood, Ont. started making pasta
from lentils and chickpeas. The pasta, under the name Chickapea,
was officially launched in July, 2016, and was sold at Sobeys,
Longos, health food stores, and select Loblaws and Metro stores.
Last February the company expanded to the United States and
recently it launched a mac and cheese product.
Pulse bids in Western Canada were mixed over the last week,
according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Richlea #1 lentils dropped
two cents to fall between 27 to 28 cents per pound. French #1
lentils dropped six cents to 31 to 32 cents per pound. Small red
beans in Manitoba dropped half a cent to 29.5 cents per pound.
Yellow pea bids rose 25 cents per bushel to $5.75 to $7.25
per bushel. Crimson #3 lentils rose 1.5 cents to sit between 13
to 14.5 cents per pound.

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