Chickpea Deman Fundamentals Change

CESME - May 30/16 - SNS -- Demand fundamentals for kabuli chickpeas are undergoing significant changes, which have amplified this year's production problems, suggests comments by speakers and participants at this year's Global Pulse Confederation conference in Cesme, Turkey.

Production in Mexico, which traditionally sets the market tone for kabuli chickpeas, has collapsed in the face of weather problems and competitive pressures from other crops.

This has seen export trading levels soar 42% since the start of the calendar year and almost double values which prevailed at this time last year.

Little Change in Birdseeds

PANAMA - May 30/16 - SNS -- There were few changes in North American birdseed ingredient markets during the previous week.

Markets are increasingly worrying about the weather that has yet to happen across much of the growing area. In Canada, some market participants are worried that the summer could be wetter than normal in some areas as the global El Nino weather event weakens, likely switching into a La Nina event, which can bring above normal precipitation to western Canada and parts of the United States.

Even so, the latest three month forecast from the NOAA predicts the sunflower growing region in the United States will see normal to above normal temperatures and normal precipitation in June, July and August.

Still Bigger Lentil Crop Expected

CESME - May 30/16 - SNS -- The world is looking at another year of tight green lentil supplies, but increasing…

Weather Worries Help Firm Beans

PANAMA - May 29/16 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a generally firmer…

Peas Firm Despite Huge Targets

PANAMA - May 29/16 - SNS -- Prices on international field pea markets were little changed through the…