STAT Communications Ag Market News

U.S Pea Seeding Underway

WASHINGTON - Apr 12/21 - SNS -- Seeding of this year's field pea crops is underway, with solid progress reported in parts of the U.S. Pacific northwest.

Seeding is most advanced in Oregon, but is only starting in main growing areas in Montana and North Dakota.

Available data suggests 4% of this year's intended acreage is now in the ground, the same as at this time last year, but above the previous year average of 1%.

Pea Markets Showing Nervousness

VANCOUVER - Apr 9/21 - SNS -- International field pea markets were little changed, with exporters remaining preoccupied with completing earlier sales to China and other destinations.

Movement from Canada remains relatively strong, with available stocks on farms now at the same percentage level as this time last year, with effective disappearance now estimated at 75%.

Some concerns are emerging because of reliance on China to consume a large part of each year's production. Reports the country's efforts to rebuild its hog herd have been affected by a new strain of African swine fever, with breeding stock losses reported at around 20% in some key regions of the country.

Modest Weakness in Spot Lentils

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Drought Worries In N.A. Chickpeas

PANAMA - Apr 9/21 - SNS -- Chickpea markets maintained their relatively slow pave of export movement,…

Little Change in Dry Beans

PANAMA - Apr 9/21 - SNS -- International dry edible bean markets were little changed in seasonally light…