USDA Tenders For 1,000 MT Pulses
KANSAS CITY - Sep 19/18 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here requested offers for 1,000 metric tons (MT) of yellow split peas for shipment as food aid.
Under terms of USDA PL-480 food aid tender invitations 20000054646 the USDA is buying pulses packed in 50 kg bags.
Purchases are for shipment from interior plants between November 1 to November 22 and between November 23 to December 14 for plants located at port.
Models See Higher Yields Than Survey
OTTAWA - Sep 19/18 - SNS -- Statistics's Canada's model-based estimates for Canadian pulse production did not push yields in the direction some processors and exporters wanted to see.
Forecast yields for peas, lentils, chickpeas and dry edible beans were higher than indicated by farmers before the harvest got underway. Interestingly, the model-based production estimates for peas and lentils are closer to those suggested by provincial yield estimates than the August crop report.
Statistics Canada said the latest estimates are based on a model that incorporates coarse resolution satellite data from Statistics Canada's Crop Condition Assessment Program, data from Statistics Canada's field crop reporting series, and agroclimatic data. By contrast, the August and final crop reports are based on a direct survey of farmers.
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