Little Change in Dry Bean Markets

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/15 - SNS -- The world's dry edible bean markets were little changed in light trade during the past week.

This was reflected in the spot price index for U.S. origin pulses, was unchanged on the week at 152.05 partly supported by tight inventories of dark red kidneys, small red beans, and black beans.

The world export price index for pulses was nominally higher on rising Australian prices, gaining 0.4 points to finish the week at 174.9. Canada's special crop index slipped 0.6 points to finish the week at 185.5.


Birdseeds Hold Firm Tone

VANCOUVER - Feb 27/15 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading on a mixed note, with Canadian canaryseed holding steady, while white proso millet and oil-type sunflower eased.

The main influence in grains and oilseeds was the U.S. Outlook conference, which markets thought was too conservative in this year's acreage projections corn and soybean.

The helped support soybean, but canola and oil-type sunflower finished on a weaker note.

Logistics Still Haunting Peas

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Tight Stocks Support Lentils

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Brazil's Net Pulse Imports Collapse

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