Pulses: North Dakota dry bean farmers enjoy big harvest

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 16 – Prices for light kidney beans in Western Canada fell one cent last week to an average bid of 43 cents per pound, according to information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Number one laird lentils were holding steady in a range of 61-69 cents per […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea/lentil exports still strong

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 13 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 50,800 tonnes of peas during the week ended January 8, bringing the total pea exports to date during the current crop year to 1.935 million tonnes, according to Canadian Grain Commission data. That compares with 1.434 million tonnes at the same point […] Read more


Pulses: US holding large pulse stocks

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 12 (CNS Canada) – The US is sitting on larger supplies of peas and lentils than they were at the same time a year ago, according to the latest USDA data. As of December 1, 2016, total US dry edible pea supplies came in at 14.9 million hundredweight, […] Read more

Pulses: Argentina soybean crop damaged

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan 11 – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world pulse markets on January 11. – About ten per cent of Argentina’s soybean crop is said to be damaged due to flooding and fires, reports out of the region say. – Spot prices for #1 Laird […] Read more


Pulses: Eastern Australia dealing with near-record crops

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 10 (CNS Canada) – Record grain volumes are being delivered to elevators across much of south-eastern Australia, according to officials with GrainCorp. While harvest operations are still underway, the company reports that 12 million tonnes of wheat, barley, canola, and chickpeas have already been delivered to its elevators. […] Read more

Pulses: Canadian pea exports still strong

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 9 (CNS Canada) – Canada exported 56,000 tonnes of peas during the two-week period ended January 1, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Total pea exports to date, of 1.88 million tonnes, are running well ahead of the 1.38 million tonnes exported during the same time […] Read more


Pulses: Indian farmers look for banking help

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 6 – Prices for navy beans in Western Canada fell three cents last week to an average bid of 42 cents per pound, according to information from Prairie Ag Hotwire. Black beans also weakened slightly, losing one cent over that time period, to come in at […] Read more

Pulses: India pulse traders look to end export ban

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 5 (CNS Canada) – Declining prices in India have traders in the country looking for an end to the decade old ban on pulse exports, according to reports. Prices for all varieties of pulses, except chana (chickpeas), have fallen below the minimum support price, according to India’s Pulses […] Read more


Pulses: Pulses surge in analytics survey

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, January 3 – Bids for large (10mm) kabuli chickpeas were holding steady at Prairie elevators, with prices ranging from 63 to 70 cents per pound, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Green peas were listed at C$8.00-$9.50 per bushel while yellow peas were C$7.65 to $9.00. Lentils […] Read more

Pulses: Russia bumps up pea exports

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, December 29 – Russia has upped its shipments of peas to customers overseas. According to information from APK- Inform Agency, Russia exported 5,200 tonnes of peas during the week of December 16-23. That is up from a few weeks ago when just 3,000 tonnes were shipped out […] Read more