South Africa Lowers Bean Crop

PRETORIA - Jul 26/16 - SNS -- Dry edible bean production is South Africa is significantly lower than initially thought because of yield reductions in some of the important producing states, according to the South Africa Grain Information Service (SAGIS).

This year's seeded area remains at 34,300 hectares, down from 64,000 last year; while production is expected to sink to 34,745 metric tons (MT), down from 73,390 last year.

This is the lowest seeded area in over 30 years and the first time since 2007 that production has dropped under 40,000 MT.

USDA Tenders For 2,000 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Jul 26/16 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here requested offers for 2,000 metric tons (MT) of yellow split peas for shipment as food aid.

Under terms of USDA PL-480 food aid tender invitations 200004220 the USDA is buying pulses packed in 50 kg bags.

Purchases are for shipment from interior plants between September 1 to September 22 and between September 23 to October 14 for plants located at port.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey

WASHINGTON - Jul 28/16 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates…

India Moots Pulse Price Controls

DELHI - Jul 25/16 - SNS -- India's federal government has asked states to look at all means available…

Field Pea Values Ease

PANAMA - Jul 24/16 - SNS -- International field pea markets finished the weeks unchanged in to easier,…