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Pulses: Indian pulse planting races ahead

 

Pulses: Indian pulse planting races ahead

December 6, 2017

 

A new report by the Pakistan Business Council says the country could benefit by increased trade with Afghanistan. Pakistan imported $33.6 million worth of dried lentils from the country last year, but the council says that could easily increase. It blames a lack of logistics with keeping potential trade under-utilized.Pulse farmers in Kenya are starting to see increased interest from China. According to a report on Freshplaza.com, the country’s snow peas are drawing particular interest.

 

According to a report on Farmlead, Indian pulse planting is ahead of schedule. So far about 25 million acres have been seeded, which is roughly 14 per cent more than the same time last year. Chickpea acreage is expected to grow by over 20 per cent.Green pea prices in Western Canada were down 25 cents over the past week, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Bids are listed at C$7.00 to C$8.00 a bushel.French #1 lentils fell two cents over the past week and are listed at 34 to 40 cents a pound.Kabuli chickpeas (10 mm) rose five cents over the past week and are currently going for 73 to 74 cents per pound.Bids for navy beans were holding firm at 25.5 cents a pound.Bids for green peas in North Dakota declined by C$1.50 and are going for C$7.30 to C$8.25 a pound.

 

Source: https://www.grainews.ca

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