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Specialty Crop market news for Mar 2008


Canadian Pea Clearances Slow in February

VANCOUVER - Mar 3/08 - SNS -- Canadian field pea exports slowed in February, though port clearances remain well ahead of last season, rising 12.8% above export clearances reported during the same seven month period, according to data reported by members of the Canadian Ports Clearance Association. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Buys 5,750 MT of Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Mar 5/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 5,750 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


United Kingdom Feed Pulse Usage Summary - Jan 2008

A table about United Kingdom Feed Pulse Usage Summary - Jan 2008 . . . Subscribers Only


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 236,300 MT

WINNIPEG - Mar 7/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 236,300 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2007-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


New Record Canaryseed Values

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- Canadian canaryseed established new record high trading levels during the past week on inter-dealer markets, but remains well below the historic highs for Canadian grower markets. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentils Close Week on Strong Note

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- International lentil markets finished the week's trading on a generally stronger note, with green lentil markets outperforming reds. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Minor Changes to New Crop Outlook

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- Agriculture Canada made minor adjustments to its new crop seeded area and production forecasts in its latest monthly update. . . . Continue or visitors click here


U.S. Beans in Record Territory

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week on a bullish note, with the U.S. spot market index setting a new record high value by week's end. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Mixed in Lackluster Trade

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- European feed pea markets finished the week on a generally stronger note, with prices posting solid advances in U.S. currency terms despite a mixed performance on local markets. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Minor Changes to New Crop Outlook

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- North American field pea markets maintained their firm tone during the past week, with Canadian green peas advancing on tightening stocks and yellow peas supported by ongoing demand. . . . Continue or visitors click here


AgCanada Cuts Chickpea Forecast

VANCOUVER - Mar 7/08 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian field peas Agriculture Canada's market analysis branch in Winnipeg predicted this year's seeded area will total 257,000 acres, down 44,500 from last month. It also forecast production for 2008 will total 130,000 MT, down 20,000 from last month's prediction. It is important to note the forecasts are not based on surveys of growers. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Tenders for 7,160 MT Peas

KANSAS CITY - Mar 10/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 7,160 metric tons (MT) of split yellow peas for shipment as food aid to Sudan. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India Tenders for Edible Beans

NEW DELHI - Mar 12/08 - SNS -- The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Of India Ltd. (NAFED) is tendering to buy an unspecified quantity of dry edible beans for shipment between the middle of April and the end of May in staggered lots. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Modest Pace For French Pea Exports

VANCOUVER - Mar 13/08 - SNS -- Field pea exports from France maintained their slow pace during January, rising almost 10,000 metric tons (MT) from month earlier levels but sinking 32.7% below the volume exported last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Pea Forage Can Replace Summerfallow

BOZEMAN - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- Montana State University researchers believe pea forage could be an economic alternative to summer fallow in no-till systems. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 208,500 MT

WINNIPEG - Mar 14/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 208,500 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2007-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Buys 7,160 MT of Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 7,160 metric tons (MT) of yellow split peas for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Chickpea Markets Inch Upward

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were somewhat firmer during the past week, with new crop product from Mexican trading at higher levels into northern Europe and the Mediterranean. . . . Continue or visitors click here


World Beans Hold Firm

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets finished the week on a firm note despite relatively light trading conditions. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canadian lentil Values Ease

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- North American lentil markets finished the week's trading on a mixed note, with values in the United States firming, while prices in Canada eased in limited trade. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Peas Mostly Firm in Light Trade

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- Field pea markets in North America ended a week of relatively light trading interest on a mostly firm note. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Helped by Weak Greenback

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- Weakness in the U.S. dollar relative to the Euro and other major currencies allowed export markets to feed peas to run up on the week, though they were unchanged to lower in local currency terms in Europe and Canada. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mixed Finish for Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets were mixed during the week in the face of generally light demand for spot market merchandise. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Link to Energy Markets Stronger

VANCOUVER - Mar 14/08 - SNS -- Stronger relationships between field crop and energy markets are giving specialty crop markets participants pause as international oil prices continue to establish new record highs -- trading over U.S. $111 per barrel during the past week. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Tenders for 2,500 MT Peas

KANSAS CITY - Mar 19/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 2,500 metric tons (MT) of whole and/or split yellow peas for prepositioning at U.S. Gulf ports for later shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Tenders for 10,740 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Mar 19/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here is seeking offers of 10,740 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Pea and Lentil Tenders Reach 4,110 MT

KANSAS CITY - Mar 19/08 - STAT -- The quantity of peas and lentils covered by USDA PL-480 food aid tenders this season now totals 131,870 MT, compared to 140,420 MT last year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA May Tenders Reach 10,500 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Mar 19/08 - STAT -- The latest USDA PL-480 tenders bring actual and potential purchases of pulses for shipment as food aid during the Sep-May shipping season to 155,140 MT. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mexican Bean Output Seen Rising

VANCOUVER - Mar 20/08 - SNS -- The U.S. agricultural attache for Mexico is optimistic dry edible bean production in that country will expand at least 100,000 metric tons (MT) in 2008-09 to a forecast 1.2 million because of greater harvested area with the assumption of more favorable weather conditions. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Mexico -- Dry Edible Bean Supply-Demand Summary

A table about Mexico -- Dry Edible Bean Supply-Demand Summary . . . Subscribers Only


Bearish Sentiment Affects Birdseeds

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets were unable to escape the bearish sentiment which swept across international field crop markets. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Dollar Helps Drop Pea Values

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- International field pea markets managed a mixed performance amid relatively light end user buyer interest and limited fill-in demand from exporters. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Chickpeas Firm in Light Trade

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were slightly firmer in relatively light trade during the past week, which was clearly reflected in improved trading levels for Canadian and U.S. origin kabuli chickpeas. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Rise in Europe

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- European feed pea markets posted a strong finish on the week in local currency terms, but were mixed in U.S. dollar terms because of the impact of efforts by speculators to unwind short positions in the U.S. dollar by selling holdings of other currencies. . . . Continue or visitors click here


U.S. Edible Beans Surge

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- North American dry edible bean markets finished the week on a strong note after the latest USDA PL-480 food aid tender. Edible beans accounted for 61.7% of the pulses sought for May shipment from origin, with the USDA seeking offers of 5,460 metric tons (MT) of navy beans. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentils Weaken In Short Trading Week

VANCOUVER - Mar 21/08 - SNS -- Lentil markets finished the holiday shortened trading week on a weaker note, with Canadian markets dropping on grower, inter-dealer, and export markets. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Peas Profit Two Crops

EDMONTON - Mar 25/08 - SNS -- Pulse crops such as field peas help reduce operating costs on farms by reducing the amount of commercial fertilizer needed to grow them and by reducing the amount of fertilizer needed for the subsequent crop, notes AlbertaAgriculture. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Breeds New Safflower Lines

WASHINGTON - Mar 26/08 - SNS -- USDA plant breeders have developed three new safflower germplasm lines which are now available for improving the oilseed crop's winter survival, or "hardiness." . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA Buys 2,500 MT of Peas

KANSAS CITY - Mar 26/08 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 2,500 metric tons (MT) of whole yellow peas for shipment as food aid. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Modest Rise in South African Bean Estimate

VANCOUVER - Mar 27/08 - SNS -- Pulse production levels in South Africa should end up higher than initially expected if a forecast improvement in summer yields holds trues, according to the latest crop production estimates from the South African Grain Information Service (SAGIS). . . . Continue or visitors click here


Canada's Visible Pea Stocks Total 250,600 MT

WINNIPEG - Mar 28/08 - STAT -- Visible supplies of field peas in Canada's licensed elevator system totalled 250,600 metric tons (MT) during the latest week under review by the Canadian Grain Commission for the 2007-08 marketing year. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Ukraine Pea Output Expanding

WASHINGTON - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- Field peas have become an important export crop for th Ukraine in recent years, notes the U.,S. agricultural attache for the country in a brief report on the sector. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Chickpeas Readying For Mexican New Crop

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were little changed during the past week, waiting for the first deliveries of new crop chickpeas to become available from Mexico. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Little Change In Field Peas

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- Few changes were noted in international field pea markets during the past week, though tender activity in the United States continues to support inter-dealer and grower markets in that country. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Birdseeds Little Changed on Week

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading unchanged to firmer, helped by a midweek rally in Chicago grains and oilseeds. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Feed Peas Firm Before Seeding Intentions Reports

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- European feed pea markets finished weekly trading on a firmer noter against rising grower bids in France and stronger inter-dealer markets in Belgium and Holland, while North American markets were nominally unchanged. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Lentils Unchanged to Firmer

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- North American lentil markets finished the week's trading unchanged to firmer in light spot and new crop trading activity. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Beaners Fret Over USDA Numbers

VANCOUVER - Mar 28/08 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a firm, but quiet note with most processors and exporters waiting for more clarity about this year's crops before making more sales. . . . Continue or visitors click here


India Tenders for 69,000 MT Pulses

NEW DELHI - Mar 30/08 - SNS -- India's MMTC Ltd. will tender April 2 to buy 69,000 metric tons (MT) of pulses for various shipments periods in the spring, summer and fall. . . . Continue or visitors click here


8% Cut in Intended Edible Bean Acreage

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- Dry edible bean area in the United States will not fall as much as feared, according to this year's USDA seeding intentions estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Steep Drop in U.S. Chickpeas

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- Chickpea seedings in the United States will experience a steep drop this year if growers follow through on their plans, according to this year's USDA seeding intentions estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


U.S. Lentil Area to Drop 9%

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- Lentil growers in the United States intend to reduce the amount of land in lentils this spring, according to this year's USDA seeding intentions estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Sunflower Acreage to Expand

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- Sunflower growers expect to plant a total of 2.15 million acres in 2008, up 4% from last year and up 10% from 2006, according to this year's USDA seeding intentions estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Modest Reduction in Field Pea Plantings

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- A net expansion in land in soybeans, corn and wheat has had the expected impact of causing a general reduction in pulse area in the United States this year, but the depth of the decline was not as large as feared, judging from this year's USDA seeding intentions estimates. . . . Continue or visitors click here


Confectionary Stocks Tighten

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/08 - SNS -- Sunflower stocks in all positions in the United States on March 1, 2008 totaled 1.03 billion pounds, down 6% from March 1, 2007, according to this year's USDA March 1 stocks in all positions report. . . . Continue or visitors click here


USDA NASS Dry Edible Bean Estimates by Variety

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


USDA NASS Bean Production Estimates By State

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


United States -- Pea and Lentil Production Summary

A table about United States -- Pea and Lentil Production Summary . . . Subscribers Only


United States -- Minor Oilseed Production Summary

A table about United States -- Minor Oilseed Production Summary . . . Subscribers Only



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