South Africa Leaves Beans Unchanged

VANCOUVER - May 26/15 - SNS -- There was no change in forecast yields and production levels for this year's dry edible bean harvest, according to the latest crop forecast from the South Africa Grain Information Service (SAGIS).

The only month over month changes in the latest report were a 0.79% increase in corn production to 9.84 million metric tons (MT) and a 10.17% reduction for the estimated size of the sorghum harvest to 125,400 MT.

Average yields for dry edible beans were left at 1,185 kilograms per hectare, down almost 20% from last year. Despite a 14.7% jump in seeded area to 64,000 hectares, this year's crop is expected to be down 8% to just over 75,800 metric tons (MT).


Smaller Canadian Mustard Crop

VANCOUVER - May 22/15 - SNS -- Canadian mustard seed production will be down sharply this year is farmers stick with their seeding intentions, predicts Agriculture Canada market analysis branch in Winnipeg,

It predicts mustard seed production this year will reach 125,000 MT from 319,000 acres, compared to 198,000 MT from 465,000 acres in 2014.

Agriculture Canada expects exports to reach 125,000 MT in 2015-16, compared to 135,000 MT in 2014-15 and 138,000 MT last season. Domestic use is forecast at 25,000 MT next season, compared to 43,000 MT this season and 45,000 last season.

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