Pulse Report: Pulse crop acres increase in India

By Commodity News Service Canada

Winnipeg, Jan. 12 (CNS) – The Myanmar pulse industry is
branching out and trying to attract a new market in China,
according to a report in the Myanmar Times. A delegation from
Myanmar travelled to China on Jan. 8 where they held the Myanmar
Beans and Pulses Market Promotion Forum at the Myanmar trade
representative office in Nanning, China. The forum attracted 90
Chinese companies who showed interest in future trade.
Portage la Prairie, Man. based Best Cooking Pulses and

Regina, Sask. based Avena Foods announced a new partnership this
week. The agreement will pair Avena’s gluten-free oats with Best
Cooking Pulses processing to expand their space in the certified
gluten-free market.
Pulse crop acres are larger in India this season compared
to last year, according to Indian government data released
Friday. So far there are 15,490,000 acres of pulses planted
compared to 14,390,000 acres the previous year.
There was 1,104,000 acres of lentils planted in 2017 in the
United States producing 7,482,000 per hundredweight (cwt) of
lentils, according to annual crop production report released by
the United States Department of Agriculture Friday. The U.S.
planted 1,128,000 acres of peas producing 14,177,000 cwt of
peas.

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