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Pulse weekly outlook: U.S. beans seen on rise for 2019

CNS Canada –– The acreage shift that played out between chickpeas and dry edible beans this year will shift again next year, Brian Clancey of marketing agency Stat Publishing predicts. Several factors lead him to that conclusion, he said. Canadian growers ship large numbers of beans and chickpeas to the U.S., and the production and […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpeas buck pulse trend

CNS Canada — Saskatchewan farmers are expected to turn in a smaller pulse harvest this fall, although chickpea production is bucking the overall downward trend. Chickpeas are the only Saskatchewan pulse crop to post a production increase, in Statistics Canada’s latest estimate of 2018 production. The estimates show Saskatchewan growers are expected to harvest about […] Read more



Some Canadian Exotic Grains customers compensated

CNS Canada — A few producers who did not receive payment from Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. have been compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program, the commission said Tuesday. Canadian Exotic Grain’s grain dealer license was revoked April 26 after the company was unable to pay producers. On June 4, Saskatchewan […] Read more

Drought cuts into Australian chickpea prospects

CNS Canada – Expectations for Australia’s chickpea crop have been drastically cut to one-third of last year’s production. The dry growing season will limit the crop’s potential this year to about 300,000 tonnes, according to a report from Pulse Australia. Nick Goddard, chief executive officer of Pulse Australia, told a local news outlet that important […] Read more





Pulse weekly outlook: Good start despite dry conditions

CNS Canada — Dry soil conditions persist across many areas of Western Canada but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising in one specialist’s view. “For the pulses, seeding has been going fairly well,” said Daphne Cruise, crops extension specialist with Saskatchewan’s provincial Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Moose Jaw. “A lot of the pulses […] Read more