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Peas hold range ahead of upcoming production

CNS Canada — A policy extension from major pulse buyer India has brought short-term support to Canada’s dry pea market, but values are hanging in a range, price- and demand-wise. India in late March extended its fumigation policy requirement for three months, allowing the market some breathing room, though officials still hope to come to

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Limited farmer selling keeping pea prices steady

CNS Canada –– Prairie pea prices are steady, but farmers are holding out, according to one trader, as emerging new-crop bids grow in strength. “I think what’s moving prices is simply the expectation that (they) can’t go that much lower,” said David Newman of Victoria-area pulse trading and processing firm Commodious Trading. A lack of

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Prairie pea yields appear lower in early harvest

CNS Canada — Western Canada’s pea harvest has begun and yields appear to be down, according to a crop management specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture. “Once farmers cut into the peas they began finding yields maybe half of what they typically expected,” said Shannon Friesen. Excess dryness in the early summer seems to have taken its