Solid Rabi Seeding Progress

PANAMA - Nov 24/17 - SNS -- Seeding of this year's rabi season pulse crops slowed during the past week but is moving forward at a faster pace than last year.

During the week, farmers planted 1.745 million hectares, compared to 1.498 million during the same week last year and the recent five-year average for the past week of 2.03 million hectares.

Land in all pulses of all rabi season pulses totals 8.124 million so far this season, compared to 6.046 million at this time last year and the recent average of 7.374 million.