Initial Bean Seeding Progress in N.D.

WASHINGTON - Apr 21/14 - SNS -- Initial dry edible bean seeding activity was reported in North Dakota during the past week, with 1% of this year's intended crop in the ground, according to USDA NASS crop reporters.

No seeding progress was reported in Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, or Michigan. California's weekly crop update did not refer to edible beans, other than to note that "Fresno County growers reported aphid infestation in garbanzo beans."

Row crop seeding is expected to soon start in Michigan, while snow is still keeping farmers in Minnesota out of their fields.

ETG Buys TW Commodities

TORONTO - Apr 21/14 - SNS -- ETG Commodities Inc. has purchased all the assets of TW Commodities Inc.,…

Firm Birdseed Undertone

VANCOUVER - Apr 18/14 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets continued to firm during the…

Smaller Canadian Chickpea Crop

VANCOUVER - Apr 18/14 - SNS -- In its latest monthly review of Canadian chickpeas Agriculture Canada's…

Markets Expect Lentil Acreage Jump

VANCOUVER - Apr 18/14 - SNS -- International lentil markets were little changed under relatively light…