Chickpeas Dismayed By Seeding Intentions

PANAMA - Mar 30/18 - SNS -- Some market participants were dismayed by the USDA's seeding intentions report, believing land in the crop would see a dramatic increase this year.

Instead, farmers say they intend to plant a record 665,000 acres of all classes of chickpeas in the United States, up 7% from last year, but well below some trade estimates.

Small chickpea intentions, at 185,500 acres, are 3% above 2017, while large chickpeas, at 479,500 acres, are expected to increase 9% from the previous year.