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Production Worries Keep Chickpea Firm

PANAMA - May 28/21 - SNS -- Chickpea markets remain on a firm footing over worries about this year's production potential in North America and other origins.

Montana is now one of the key producing regions in the United States. The latest drought map index for the state shows that 85.5% of the land is considered abnormally dry, while 60.5% is experiencing moderate drought, 30.7% severe drought and 15.6% extreme.

This year, the state accounted for 45% of the intended chickpea area in the United States, followed by Idaho at 27% and Washington State at 23%.

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