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Specialty Crop market news for Feb 2009


USDA Tenders for 210 MT Beans

KANSAS CITY - Feb 4/09 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 210 metric tons (MT) of small red beans for shipment as food aid to Cameroon. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada Mustard Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada Lentil Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada Chickpea Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada Canaryseed Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada Sunflower Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada Pea Stocks in All Positions - Dec 31, 2008

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Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 189,800 MT

WINNIPEG - Feb 8/09 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 189,800 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-09 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Few Changes in Edible Beans

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets were mostly unchanged in uneven trade during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Birdseeds Hold Steady

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- Canadian birdseed ingredient markets were unaffected by last week's stock in all positions estimates for canary and sunflower seed. . . . Continue or visitors click here


No Surprise in Stocks Report

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- International field pea markets were not surprised by last week's stock in all positions report from Statistics Canada, though the quantity on hand may have been larger than some expected. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Hold Steady

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- International feed pea markets were little changed during the past week, with European markets posting modest week over week changes in both local and U.S. currency terms. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentil Markets More Volatile

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- North American lentil markets were little changed at the inter-dealer level by week's end, but remain unusually volatile at the grower level in western Canada. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Historic Revisions Surprise Trade

VANCOUVER - Feb 8/09 - SNS -- Last week's stocks in all positions report for Canadian specialty crops contained a surprisingly large number of revisions to data for prior years, reflecting an effort by Statistics Canada to reconcile data from the last agricultural census with ongoing reports from growers and the trade about production and inventory levels. . . . Continue or visitors click here


CGC Reports Solid December Pea Shipments

WINNIPEG - Feb 9/09 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 178,900 metric tons (MT) of field pea were exported in December through licensed terminal facilities which are required to report to it all grain movement. The CGC data does not include exports in containers or from non-reporting terminals. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canadian Pea Exports Picking Up

VANCOUVER - Feb 9/09 - SNS -- Bulk field pea exports from Canada experienced a seasonal slowdown in January, judging from port clearances reported by the Canadian Ports Clearance Association. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 241,500 MT

WINNIPEG - Feb 13/09 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 241,500 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-09 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish on Bean Markets

VANCOUVER - Feb 14/09 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a mixed note, tough with a slightly firmer undertone in North American markets. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Improved Demand Supports Spot Peas

VANCOUVER - Feb 14/09 - SNS -- Canadian field pea markets continue to be supported by improved demand from processors and exporters to filling in gaps in their export sales program. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentil Markets Remain Volatile

VANCOUVER - Feb 14/09 - SNS -- Lentil markets maintained their volatile disposition during the past week, with markets for many classes finishing the week on a stronger note. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India's Rabi Pulse Crop Up 13%

VANCOUVER - Feb 14/09 - SNS -- Pulse production in India is expected to be down 4.5% on account of last summer's 25% drop in kharif season pulse output, according to production estimates from India's Agriculture Department. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Gain Ahead of Corn

VANCOUVER - Feb 14/09 - SNS -- European feed pea markets ended the week on a strong note, with values posting general increases on the continent both in terms of the Euro and the U.S. dollar. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Australian Pulse Production Estimates - Feb 2009

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Canadian Pea Protein Levels Dip

WINNIPEG - Feb 18/09 - SNS -- Average protein levels in Canada's 2008 field pea crop were down from the previous season, according to the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Tenders for 6,650 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Feb 19/09 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 6,650 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Monthly Bean Invitations Totals 1,660 MT

KANSAS CITY - Feb 19/09 - STAT -- The total quantity of dry edible beans covered by USDA PL-480 food aid tenders this season now totals 45,950 MT, compared to 16,880 MT last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Pea and Lentil Tenders Reach 4,990 MT

KANSAS CITY - Feb 19/09 - STAT -- The quantity of peas and lentils covered by USDA PL-480 food aid tenders this season now totals 140,830 MT, compared to 127,760 MT last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Apr Tenders Reach 6,650 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Feb 19/09 - STAT -- The latest USDA PL-480 tenders bring actual and potential purchases of pulses for shipment as food aid during the Sep-Apr shipping season to 186,780 MT. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 260,100 MT

WINNIPEG - Feb 20/09 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 260,100 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-09 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Struggle for Value

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- European feed pea markets ended the week on a generally easier note, with the underlying tone in markets influenced by weakness in corn and soybeans. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish for Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading on a mixed note. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Steady Demand Supports Peas

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- Heavy bulk export shipping commitments and steady demand from North American domestic buyers continued to support yellow field peas during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentil Markets Remain Volatile

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- International lentil markets remained volatile during the past week, with swinging sharply under the influence of shifting currency values and demand patterns. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Chickpeas Little Changed

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were little changed in moderate trading activity during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Easier Finish For Edible Beans

VANCOUVER - Feb 20/09 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a slightly easier note on account of increased competition for available demand and an absence of recent problems seeding Argentina's crops. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India Likely Importing More Pulses

WASHINGTON - Feb 26/09 - SNS -- Pulse imports by India will likely increase slightly in 2009-10 despite a solid improvement in the estimated size of the winter or rabi season pulse harvest, according to a recent report by the U.S. agricultural attache or the country. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 264,100 MT

WINNIPEG - Feb 27/09 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 264,100 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2008-09 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Researchers Tackle Bean Rust

WASHINGTON - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- USDA researchers believe the detection of 3,000 proteins produced in plants of common beans could help breeders develop resistance against the bean rust fungus, Uromyces appendiculatus, a major concern for domestic dry bean and snap bean growers. . . . Continue or visitors click here


U.S. Special Crop Bid Summary - Feb 2009

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U.S. Special Crop Bid Summary - Feb 2009

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More Beans, Lower Prices in 2009-10

WASHINGTON - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- Dry edible bean seedings in the United States should rise this spring even though average returns from the crop will likely decline in the 2009-10 marketing year, argues Gary Lucier of the USDA's Economic Research Service in the February 25 edition of the USDA's Vegetables and Melons Outlook. . . . Continue or visitors click here


U.S. Lentil Area Should Rise

WASHINGTON - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- There is a good chance lentil area will increase in the United States this year, while there might be little change in field pea seedings, argues Gary Lucier of the USDA's Economic Research Service in the February 25 edition of the USDA's Vegetables and Melons Outlook. . . . Continue or visitors click here


World Feed Pea Market Easier

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- European feed pea markets maintained their easier tone through the past week, with a sharp decline in grower bids in France contributing to weakness in reseller markets in Holland and Belgium. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canadian Pea Export Pace Slowing

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- Canadian field pea export shipping activity showed some signs of slowing during the past week, with most shippers signalling they are mostly covered against commitments through the end of March. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Bean Market Seeks Bullish Idea

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets continued to look for some bullish levers to pull, as nominal values in both South and North America eased on the week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Easier Tone for World Chickpeas

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were generally easier against continued availability of new crop supplies from India and improved supply from Mexico. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Few Changes Noted in Lentils

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- North American lentil markets were little changed under relatively trade conditions during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish For Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/09 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets finished the week on a mixed note against relatively light trading interest. . . . Continue or visitors click here



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