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Pulse Report: India tariffs affecting Manitoba seed sales

By Commodity News Service Canada

Winnipeg, Jan. 8 (CNS) – According to a seed retailer in
western Manitoba India’s decisions to put import tariffs on
certain pulse crops last year is affecting seed sales. The story
on SteinbachOnline.com quoted Simon Ellis, co-owner of Ellis
Seeds, as saying that farmers have told him they are waiting to
see what affect the India tariffs have on the markets before
making decisions about what to plant this upcoming year. Ellis
thinks farmers will probably cut back pulse acres and plant more

wheat and soybeans.
The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) convention is
set to happen at the end of the month in Minot, N.D., according
to a report in AgWeek. More than 300 people are expected to
attend the three day conference from Jan. 22 to 23. Topics at
the conference range from weed control and disease issues to
trade and politics. Following the pulse conference there is the
annual KMOT Ag Expo in Minot. By holding the show beforehand the
NPGA is able to attract more producers to attend, including more
farmers from Montana where the pulse industry is starting to
grow.
Pulse bids in Western Canada are holding steady according
to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Laird #1
lentils are at 31 to 36 cents per pound. Eston X3 lentils are at
18 to 21 cents per pound. Kabuli 9 mm chickpeas are at 60 to 65
cents per pound and green peas are at $6.25 to $8 per bushel.

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