Peas Maintain Firm Tone

PANAMA - Jan 19/20 - SNS -- International field pea markets maintained their firm tone through the past week despite ideas India could harvest a record rabi season pulse crop.

Overall production, however, may not change much from last year because of significant damage to last summer's kharif season pulse crop.

India's National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) expects pulse production to be down sharply from the previous year on account of excess monsoon rains and flooding.