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Specialty Crop market news for Dec 2008


Canadian Pea Exports Remain Slow

VANCOUVER - Dec 2/08 - SNS -- Bulk field pea exports from Canada continued to slow in November, with the month's port clearances reported by the Canadian Ports Clearance Association falling to their second lowest level of the past eight years. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Buys 10,080 MT of pulses

KANSAS CITY - Dec 3/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 10,080 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada -- Specialty Crop Production Summary - Dec 2008

Canada -- Specialty Crop Production Summary . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada -- Edible Bean Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Edible Bean Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada -- Chickpea Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Chickpea Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada -- Canaryseed Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Canaryseed Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada -- Mustard Seed Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Mustard Seed Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada -- Field Pea Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Field Pea Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada -- Lentil Production by Class -- Dec 2008

A table about Canada -- Lentil Production by Class -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canadian Crop Numbers Match Expectations

VANCOUVER - Dec 4/08 - SNS -- Canada's final specialty crop production estimates are in line with market expectations for all crops, including a significant downward revision in Manitoba's dry edible bean seeded area and further reductions in the estimated chickpea seedings for western Canada. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 215,100 MT

WINNIPEG - Dec 5/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 215,100 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India -- Seeding Progress to December 4, 2008

A table about India -- Seeding Progress to December 4, 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Recessionary Pressures Pound Feed Peas

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- General weakness in agricultural commodity markets at week's end took its toll on feed pea markets, with European field pea markets finishing the week posting significant price declines. . . . Continue or visitors click here


More Buying Interest in Beans

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- North American dry edible bean exporters report a modest improvement in buying interest from end users. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish For North American Lentils

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- North American lentil markets posted a mixed finish, though on a mostly easier note as some traders took advantage of a weaker Canadian dollar to try to attract fresh demand. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Chickpea Competition Rising

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were little changed in light trade during the past week, though it seems likely the competitive environment will be tougher during the first quarter of 2009 than was the case last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


General Decline in Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets declined over the past week for product originating from both Canada and the United States. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Pea Market Confidence Must Recover

VANCOUVER - Dec 6/08 - SNS -- Field pea markets were not surprised by the latest production estimates from Statistics Canada, though confirmation of a record harvest had a negative impact on prices. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canadian Mustard 2008 Crop Quality Summary

A table about Canadian Mustard 2008 Crop Quality Summary . . . Subscribers Only


Australian Crop Production Estimates - Dec 2008

A table about Australian Crop Production Estimates - Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


France's Monthly Pea Exports Falter

VANCOUVER - Dec 9/08 - SNS -- Field pea exports from France sank in October, narrowing the increase in total export activity so far in 2008-09 from a third more than last season to 26% more. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Indian Tenders for 13,000 MT Pulses

VANCOUVER - Dec 11/08 - SNS -- India's PEC Ltd. will tender December 17 to buy up to 13,000 metric tons (MT) of pulses packed in 50 kg bags for various delivery periods through the end of February. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Navy Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Navy Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Small Red Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Small Red Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Pinto Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Pinto Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Kidney Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Kidney Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Cranberry Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Cranberry Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Blackeye Cowpea Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Blackeye Cowpea Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Small White Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Small White Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Great Northern Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Great Northern Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Other Dry Edible Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Other Dry Edible Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Black Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Black Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Pink Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Pink Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Lima Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Lima Bean Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Chickpea Production Estimates -- Dec 2008

A table about USDA Chickpea Production Estimates -- Dec 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Sees 2% More Dry Edible Beans

WASHINGTON - Dec 11/08 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean harvest in the United States ended up at 25.7 million cwt (100 pound units) or 1.166 million metric tons (MT), up 2% from the October forecast and up 1% from the 25.4 million cwt or 1.151 million MT grown last year, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA NASS Bean Production Estimates By State

A table about USDA NASS Bean Production Estimates By State . . . Subscribers Only


USDA NASS Dry Edible Bean Estimates by Variety

A table about USDA NASS Dry Edible Bean Estimates by Variety . . . Subscribers Only


USDA Develops Natto Soybean

WASHINGTON - Dec 12/08 - SNS -- USDA plant breeders have developed a new, small-seeded soybean variety targeting Japan's natto trade and the Korean sprout market. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 202,600 MT

WINNIPEG - Dec 12/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 202,600 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India -- Rabi Seeding Progress to Dec 12, 2008

A table about India -- Rabi Seeding Progress to Dec 12, 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


European Feed Peas Mixed

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- European feed pea markets ended the week's trading on a mixed note as strength in the Euro and pound sterling offset declines in local trading values. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Edible Beans Ignore USDA Report

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- International dry edible bean markets were unaffected by the latest USDA crop production estimates even though they boosted the size of this year's harvest 2% to 1.166 million metric tons (MT). . . . Continue or visitors click here


Birdseed Ingredients Softent

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets continued to be pressured lower in limited trading interest during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Few Changes in Field Peas

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- North American field pea markets were little changed in light trading interest during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish For Lentils

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- Lentil markets managed another mixed finish in seasonally light trading interest during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Average Grower Prices Falling

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 -SNS -- Agriculture Canada is looking for a solid, general; decline in average grower bid levels for specialty crops and pulses marketed in Canada this year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


AgCanada Sees Lower Chickpea Returns

VANCOUVER - Dec 12/08 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian chickpeas Agriculture Canada's market analysis branch in Winnipeg reports this year's seeded area will total 205,000 acres, unchanged from last month. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Are Beans Too Bullish?

VANCOUVER - Dec 13/08 - SNS -- The most significant change in the USDA's latest crop production and supply and demand forecasts for the United States was a reduction in the quantity of corn it expects to be used to make ethanol in 2008-09. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Weather Assailed Aussie Pulses

VANCOUVER - Dec 15/08 - SNS -- The prospective size of this season's Australian pulse harvest managed to improve during the past month despite challenging weather conditions in many parts of the country, according to Pulse Australia's latest review of crop and yield conditions in the country. . . . Continue or visitors click here


STCs May Import Pulses for PDS

VANCOUVER - Dec 15/08 - SNS -- India's state trading companies will be allowed to import pulses and subsidize their resale to state governments for distribution through the public distribution system (PDS). . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Tenders for 6,730 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Dec 17/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 6,730 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Feb Tenders Reach 6,730 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Dec 17/08 - STAT -- The latest USDA PL-480 tenders bring actual and potential purchases of pulses for shipment as food aid during the Sep-Feb shipping season to 157,300 MT. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Monthly Bean Invitations Totals 140 MT

KANSAS CITY - Dec 17/08 - STAT -- The total quantity of dry edible beans covered by USDA PL-480 food aid tenders this season now totals 39,710 MT, compared to 14,310 MT last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Pea and Lentil Tenders Reach 6,590 MT

KANSAS CITY - Dec 17/08 - STAT -- The quantity of peas and lentils covered by USDA PL-480 food aid tenders this season now totals 117,590 MT, compared to 96,100 MT last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Expects More Beans in 2009

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) expects dry edible bean acreage to rise between 5% and 10% in 2009 as long as prices remain as competitive with those for major grains and oilseeds as they are today. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India -- Rabi Seeding Progress To December 18, 2008

A table about India -- Rabi Seeding Progress To December 18, 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 157,400 MT

WINNIPEG - Dec 19/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 157,400 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Enter Holiday Mode

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- Feed pea markets ended the week on a quiet note, with domestic and export users reporting limited trading interest. This reflects the fact markets are entering the Christmas and New Years holiday period along with uncertainty about whether major feed ingredient markets have finally established their season lows. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Continued Weakness On World Beans

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- The world's dry edible bean markets are entering the Christmas and New Year's holiday period on a generally weaker note, though North American markets remain strong on a regionally tight supplies. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Peas Ease Before Holidays

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- Field pea markets are closing out the year on a generally easier note on account of over production in North America and better than expected crops in Australia. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Softer Finish For Lentils

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- International lentil markets finished the week's trading on a softer note with the few sellers remaining in markets outnumbering prospective buyers by a wide margin. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Continued Weakness On World Beans

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- International chickpea markets finished the week on a quiet note, with little fresh business reported and few importers showing interest in adding to current positions. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Week For Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Dec 19/08 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets registered a mixed performance heading into the Christmas and New Year's holiday period. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India -- Rabi Seeding Progress to Dec 25, 2008

A table about India -- Rabi Seeding Progress to Dec 25, 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


U.S. Special Crop Bid Summary - Dec 2007

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U.S. Special Crop Bid Summary - Dec 2007

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