USDA Buys 18,490 MT Pulses
KANSAS CITY - Sep 27/16 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 18,490 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid.
Under terms of USDA PL-480 food aid tender invitation 200004327 the USDA is buying pulses packed in 50 kg bags. In releasing the saward results, the USDA noted that 8,850 metric tons of peas were not bought due a change in progarm requirements.
Purchases are for shipment from interior plants between October 16 to November 6 and between November 7 to November 28 for plants located at port.
Smallest SAF Bean Harvest Since 2007
PRETORIA - Sep 27/16 - SNS -- South Africa's dry edible bean harvest was unchanged from previous estimates in the final crop report for summer crops, according to the South Africa Grain Information Service (SAGIS).
This year's seeded area remains at 34,300 hectares, down from 64,000 last year; while production was pegged at 34,445 metric tons (MT), down from 73,390 last year.
This is the lowest seeded area in over 30 years and the first time since 2007 that production has dropped under 40,000 MT.
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