STAT Communications Ag Market News

Better Yields Than Thought, But Down From 2022

OTTAWA - Dec 4/23 - SNS -- Statistics Canada's final survey-based production estimates for 2023 pegged combined output of pulses and specialty crops 11% above its September, model-based forecast.

Based on a direct survey of 27,200 farmers across the country between October 6 to November 12, the production was up from September for all crops, except canaryseed, with estimated output tumbling from a forecast 124,000 metric tons (MT) to 112,210.

The biggest gains were recorded for peas and lentils, with total lentil production advanced 8% from the September forecast to 1.671 million MT; while field pea production was pegged 15% higher at 2.609 million.

Mustard Maintains Mixed Tone

PANAMA - Dec 1/23 - SNS -- North American mustard seed markets were unchanged to lower in seasonally light trading activity in both grower and export markets.

While prices offered farmers for yellow mustard were unchanged on the wek, bids for both brown and oriental continued to ease.

Bids for No 1 Canada farmers dressed brown have fallen their season high of CDN 81 cents per pound in mid September to finish the past week at 62 cents.

Beans See More Defensive Posture

PANAMA - Dec 1/23 - SNS -- Dry edible beans finished the week's trading on a firmer note as exporters…

Mixed Week In Field Peas

PANAMA - Dec 1/23 - SNS -- Field pea markets registered a mixed performance during the past week as markets…

Chickpeas Unchanged Before Final Estimates

PANAMA - Dec 1/23 - SNS --Chickpea markets were mostly unchanged, with attention shifting toward the…