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Market Dismayed by USDA Estimate

PANAMA - Oct 16/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets were taken aback by the USDA's October production estimates, which forecast production for the sector would reach a record 1.71 million MT, up 6% increase from last year. Including states that are now excluded from the report suggests output is closer to 1.77 million, compared to 1.68 million last year. . . . Continue


Peas Watching India's Farmers

PANAMA - Oct 12/18 - SNS -- International field pea markets ended the week unchanged to firmer against relatively good export movement and demand for product from the domestic processing sector. . . . Continue


Little Change in Lentils

PANAMA - Oct 12/18 - SNS -- Lentil markets finished the week's trading mostly unchanged with processing reporting little difficulty covering short term needs from growers. . . . Continue


Birdseeds Hold Firm

PANAMA - Oct 12/18 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading on a generally firm note, with canaryseed and millet holding steady to firmer as grower selling interest just keeps up with the needs of processors and exporters. . . . Continue


Mustard Harvest Pace May Quicken

PANAMA - Oct 12/18 - SNS -- North American mustard seed markets finished the week's trading mostly unchanged, helped by the slower than average pace of the Canadian harvest. . . . Continue


Few Changes in Chickpeas

PANAMA - Oct 12/18 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were little changed in the past week, with markets for medium and small caliber kabuli remaining under pressure. . . . Continue


U.S. Minor Oilseed Supply Situation

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Saskatchewan Harvest Progress to October 8, 2018

A table about Saskatchewan Harvest Progress to October 8, 2018 . . . Continue


Record Dry Bean And Chickpea Crop

WASHINGTON - Oct 11/18 - SNS -- Combined dry edible bean and chickpea production in the United States is forecast at 37.8 million cwt or 1.71 million metric tons (MT), up 6% from last year, down slightly from last year, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates. . . . Continue


USDA NASS Dry Edible Bean Estimates by Variety

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USDA NASS Bean Production Estimates By State

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Steep Drop in Sunflower Output

WASHINGTON - Oct 11/18 - SNS -- The first sunflower production forecast for 2018 is 1.93 billion pounds, down 10% from the revised 2017 production of 2.16 billion pounds, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates. . . . Continue


French Pea Exports Remain Slow

PARIS - Oct 11/18 - SNS -- Opening season exports for France's 2018-19 marketing year maintained their slow pace through August, according to data from Eurostat and Terres Univia. . . . Continue


Bulk Pea Clearances Start Slow

WINNIPEG - Oct 10/18 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 67,300 metric tons (MT) field pea were loaded for export through licensed terminal and primary elevators which are required to report to it all grain movement in August. . . . Continue


Bulk Lentil Movement Remains Strong in August

WINNIPEG - Oct 10/18 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 69,100 metric tons (MT) lentils were loaded for export through licensed facilities which are required to report to it all grain movement in August. . . . Continue


United Kingdon - Pulses Use in Livestock Feed - Aug 2018

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U.S. Dry Bean Harvest 79% Complete

A table about U.S. Dry Bean Harvest 79% Complete . . . Continue


Lentils Show Underlying Weakness

PANAMA - Oct 5/18 - SNS -- Updated provincial yields estimates continue to push lentil production the wrong direction from the perspective of some market participants. . . . Continue


Uncertainty in Chickpeas

PANAMA - Oct 5/18 - SNS -- Canadian chickpea markets finished the week on an uncertain note because of continued delays with this year's harvest and freezing temperatures overnight in most locations. . . . Continue


Firm Tone in Peas

PANAMA - Oct 5/18 - SNS -- Field pea markets finished the week's trading on a generally firm note against relatively strong export demand and worries about the yield potential of Canadian crops. . . . Continue


Birdseeds Remain Firm

PANAMA - Oct 5/18 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading with a firmer undertone, helped by reduced harvest selling pressure in canaryseed and white proso millet. . . . Continue


Mustard Harvest Remains Stalled

PANAMA - Oct 5/18 - SNS -- Mustard seed markets continued to adjust from old to new crop pricing during the past week, with growers seeing further reductions in bids for brown mustard though yellow and oriental were unchanged. . . . Continue


USDA Tenders For 480 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Oct 4/18 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here requested offers for 480 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue


Harvest Advances at Snail's Pace

REGINA - Oct 4/18 - SNS -- Farmers are struggling to complete this year's harvest, with progress hampered by another week of cool and wet weather across much of Saskatchewan. . . . Continue


Politics Fuel India's Pulse Sector

WASHINGTON - Oct 4/18 - SNS -- Political pressure from India's massive farming community may be the main reason India's government has pursued numerous interventionist and protectionist policies in the pulse sector in recent years. . . . Continue



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