Beans Mixed But Pulses Weaker

PANAMA - Jul 20/18 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets posted a mixed finish in relatively light trading during the past week.

With seeding essentially complete in the United States and crops in generally good condition, markets are starting to think more in terms of who will buy the pending crop rather than being influenced by weather and growing conditions.

This was reflected in the U.S. spot index for beans, which slipped 1.2 points on the week to finish at 120.6. Other major pulse price indices finished the week mixed.

Birdseed Markets Ease

PANAMA - Jul 20/18 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets finished the wee's trading with a continuation of the recent easier tone, despite strength in grains and oilseeds.

Canadian canaryseed and confection sunflower were mostly unchanged in both grower and inter-dealer markets, but white proso millet and oil type sunflower lost ground.

Seeding of this year's crops is now virtually complete, with crops in the United States developing faster than usual while conditions in Canada remain variable.

Mustard Unchanged Despite Jitters

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U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey

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Saskatchewan Crops Advancing Rapidly

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