Edible Beans Maintain Firm Tone

PANAMA - Feb 24/20 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets maintained their firm tone during the past week, despite general weakness in international pulse markets.

The net result was the spot index for dry edible beans in the United States jumped 7.4 points on the week at 144.4.

By contrast, the Canadian pulse prices index lost 0.6 points on the week to close at 137.6, while the global index slipped 0.3 points to finish at 145.8.

Increased Worries About Coronavirus

PANAMA - Feb 24/20 - SNS -- International field pea markets ended the week's trading with an easier undertone because of growing doubts about prospective demand.

The key issue facing markets is the continued spread of the coronavirus from China to other parts of the world.

Health officials fear the World Health Organization will soon declare that a pandemic exists as the numbers of countries reporting outbreaks of the disease and the number of deaths increases.

Lentils Moderately Easier

PANAMA - Feb 24/20 - SNS -- International lentil markets closed the week's trading on a moderately easier…

Birdseeds Generally Quiet

PANAMA - Feb 24/20 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading on a generally quiet…

Mixed Tone In Chickpeas

PANAMA - Feb 24/20 - SNS -- International chickpea markets maintained their mixed tone during the past…