Little Change in Birdseeds

PANAMA - Feb 24/17 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets managed a mixed finish during the week, with markets trying to digest the latest acreage forecasts from the USDA.

There is generally a significant difference between the forecasts presented at the annual Outlook Forum and next month's seeding intentions report.

However, they continue to point to massive increases in soybeans because returns from oilseeds in general are much better than grains.

Chickpea Area Rising in Canada

PANAMA - Feb 24/17 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian chickpeas Agriculture Canada's market analysis branch in Winnipeg updated its production forecast for the 2017-18 marketing year. It is important to note that the forecast is not based on a survey of farmers.

It thinks production could reach 145,000 MT from 75,000 hectares, compared to 82,000 MT from 68,000 hectares last year.

Agriculture Canada forecasts exports will reach 90,000 MT in 2017-18, compared to a forecast 115,000 this season and 151,000 MT last season. Domestic use is forecast at 63,000 MT in the coming marketing year, versus 2,000 this season.

Easing Tone in World Pulses

PANAMA - Feb 24/17 - SNS -- International dry edible beasn markets posyted a mixed finish during the…

Softness in Lentils

PANAMA - Feb 24/17 - SNS -- International lentil markets continue to show a softer tone, with prices…

Ag Canada Mustard Outlook Unchanged

PANAMA - Feb 24/17 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian mustard seed Agriculture Canada's…