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Lentils Hold Value Despite Strike Worry

PANAMA - May 24/24 - SNS -- Lentil markets were moderately firmer in relatively light trade conditions during the past week.

Canadian market participants are concerned over the prospect for a strike by the Teamsters Rail Conference Union. Workers voted for a strike, but that decision was referred to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.

The government asked the board to consider if a strike would have safety implications. Some observers believe waiting for a decision would delay the start date for a strike or lock out by the railways until July.

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