Saskatchewan Crops Advancing Rapidly

REGINA - Jul 18/18 - SNS -- Pulse and specialty crops in Saskatchewan are advancing rapidly, helped by high temperatures and scattered rainfall events, judging from the latest crop progress report from Saskatchewan's department of agriculture.

Data from crop reporters across the province suggest 80% of the fall cereals, 78% of the spring cereals, 76% of the oilseeds and 78% of the pulse crops are at their normal stages of development for this time of year. But, crop conditions vary widely based on moisture levels.

While most crops range from fair to excellent condition, first cut hay yields suggest average yields for pulses and other crops could be at least 10% below average.

Dry Beans Ahead of Average

WASHINGTON - Jul 17/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean crops in the United States are in mostly good to excellent condition, judging from available state level reports.

In many areas, a higher than normal proportion of the crop is now flowering and some fields have started to set pods. This suggests this year's harvest could be in full swing a earlier than last year as long as weather conditions cooperate.

In North Dakota, 66% of the dry edible bean crop is now in bloom, compared to 35% last year and the recent average of 32%, with 4% now setting pods.

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Some Firmness in Dry Beans

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Easier Note in Peas

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