STAT Communications Ag Market News

Bean Seeding Advancing

WASHINGTON - May 24/22 - SNS -- Dry edible bean seeding in the United States is now underway in most major producing regions.

Even so, at around 11% in the ground across the country, progress remains well behind last year and the recent five year average.

Cool and wet conditions remained a problem in many areas, though bringing rain to eastern Montana and North Dakota.

Pea Markets Unsettled

PANAMA - May 20/22 - SNS -- Field pea markets finished the week's trading on an easier note against slowing short term demand as buyers start to switch their focus to new crop in expectation of lower average prices.

However, markets in the United States remain firm because of deep concerns over the yield potential of crops in Montana.

Farmers in that state intended to seed 600,000 acres of peas this year, up from 570,000 last year. This is 55% of the intended area for the United States. Without timely rains during the growing season, Montana's yields are at risk.

Beans Worry About Seeding Delays

PANAMA - May 20/22 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets remain moderately worried about the pace of seeding…

Markets Mull India's Chickpeas

PANAMA - May 20/22 - SNS -- Chickpea markets remained somewhat mixed during the past week, reflecting…

Spot Mustard Markets Weaken

PANAMA - May 20/22 - SNS -- Mustard seed markets weakened during the past week for old crop product,…