Mustard Remains Relatively Quiet

PANAMA - May 22/20 - SNS -- Mustard markets were largely unchanged in seasonally light trading activity and as farmers focussed on planting this year's crops.

Excellent progress was made during the past week, with 69% of this year's intended area now in the ground in Saskatchewan as of May 18, compared to 85% last year and the recent five year average of 79% complete by the middle of May.

Progress is expected to continue at a rapid pace, with weather forecasters predicting warm temperatures and limited risk of precipitation for most of the coming week. If the weather continues to cooperate, seeding should be in its final stages up by the end of the month.