STAT Communications Ag Market News

U.S. Bean Harvest 93% Complete

WASHINGTON - Oct 19/21 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean harvest in the United States is roughly 93% complete, just behind last year, but ahead of the recent five year average, judging from state level reports from the USDA.

Activity is now complete in Montana and Washington state, with Idaho, Minnesota and Wyoming in their final stages, with over 95% of the crop in the bin.

Minimal progress was made during the past week in North Dakota, where the harvest is now 91% complete, compared to 99% at this time last year, but still ahead of the recent average of 87% in the bin around the middle of October.

Mixed Week For Lentils

PANAMA - Oct 15/21 - SNS -- Lentil markets posted a mixed ending to the week, with those in the United States supported by a fundamental shortage of product, while Canadian values eased in the face of slower than initially expected disappearance.

Movement of product from farms so far this season is slower as a proportion of available stocks than was the case at this time last year.

Interestingly, bulk export loadings reported by the Canadian Grain Commission are not trailing last season by as much as grower deliveries.

Sunflower Leads Birdseeds Upward

PANAMA - Oct 15/21 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets were little changed in relatively light trading…

Solid Pea Disappearance Relative to Supply

PANAMA - Oct 15/21 - SNS -- Field pea markets maintained a firm tone through the past week in the face…

Harvest Selling Offset Harvest Reaction

PANAMA - Oct 15/21 - SNS -- Harvest selling pressure became evident in dry edible bean markets during…