Little Change in Peas

PANAMA - Oct 18/19 - SNS -- International field pea markets were little changed during the past week with offers from growers and processors fairly balanced with the short term needs of end users and exporters.

The North American harvest is now in its final stages, with 96% of the Saskatchewan crop and 95.3% of Alberta's in the bin by the middle of October. Normally, the harvest is virtually complete by that time.

Crops remaining in fields have experienced numerous weather events, which are believed to have reduced both average yields and quality in fields which were not harvested as the month got underway.