High Quality Canadian Crop

PANAMA - Sep 18/17 - SNS -- The fair average quality (FAQ) of this year's lentil crop is No 2 Canada, judging from initial quality estimates by crop reporters in Saskatchewan.

They reckon 57% of the crop is No 2 Canada and 37% No 1 Canada, compared to 55% being Extra 3 Canada or lower last season. This is consistent with initial reports from processors.

This is only the second time in the past decade that more than 90% of the crop was rated as No 2 or better.


Growers Reluctantly Sell Peas

PANAMA - Sep 17/17 - SNS -- International field pea markets finished the week little changed against on ongoing opening season export movement, but some participants were concerned about the relatively slow start to Canada's bulk export campaign.

As of September 10, Canadian bulk loadings for export were down 310,000 metric tons (MT) from the same period last year at almost 262,000 MT.

Despite an earlier harvest and higher prices than this time last year, farmers have not delivered as many peas to primary elevators as was the case last year. Those are down almost 500,000 MT at just over 934,000.

Easier Tone in Birdseeds

PANAMA - Sep 17/17 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets maintained their easier tone in…

Edible Bean Harvest Starts

PANAMA - Sep 17/17 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets finished the week unchanged to easier…

Chickpea Exports Forced Lower

PANAMA - Sep 17/17 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian chickpeas Agriculture Canada's…