U.S. Harvest 40% Complete

WASHINGTON - Sep 17/18 - SNS -- Roughly 45% of this year's expected dry edible bean and chickpea crop is in the bin, judging from the USDA's state level harvest progress estimates.

The harvest is most advanced in states which are growing the biggest share of the chickpea crop. Crop reporters in Montana report 79% of this year's expected edible bean and chickpea crops are in the bin, compared to 78% in Washington state, 68% in Idaho, and 58% in Oregon.

North Dakota is the largest producing state in the country, with 74% of this year's crop now in the bin, compared to 58% last week and 41% last year.

Little Disagreement in US Pea Area

PANAMA - Sep 14/18 - SNS -- Field pea markets were little changed in the past week, with exporters continuing to amass stocks to cover outstanding business.

The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) released its report on seeded area during the past week, with the data suggested dry field pea area totalled 884,109 acres, compared to the NASS' 865,000 acre estimate.

The FSA said farmers reporting planting 648,000 acres of yellow peas; 214,449 acres of green; 9,261 acres of wrinkled; 8,497 acres of austrian winter peas; and 1,629 acres of speckled.

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