STAT Communications Ag Market News

Peas Show Near Term Strength

PANAMA - Apr 19/24 - SNS -- Internsational field pea markets finished the week's trading on a firmer note against falling stocks on farms in major net exporting nations.

The resulted in a moderate widening of spreads between nominal spot and new crop export asking prices because of optimism of improved global production as farmers respond to better than expected demand during the current marketing campaign.

Projected increases in seeded area in countries such as Russia, Canada and the United States are expected to offset any declines in other parts of the world, with the result global dry field pea area could advance from 6.7 to 6.55 million hectares.

Few Changes in Birdseeds

PANAMA - Apr 19/24 - SNS - Birdseed ingredient markets were little changed during the past week in seasonally light trading activity in both North American domestic and export markets.

There are indications reluctant grower selling interest for Canadian canaryseed is having an impact in both spot and new crop shipping positions.

There are reports some processors and exporters are finding it necessary to increase bid levels in an effort to entice farmers to sell.

Mixed Tone In Dry Beans

PANAMA - Apr 19/24 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a moderately mixed…

Few Changes In Chickpeas

PANAMA - Apr 19/24 - SNS -- International chickpea markets were largely unchanged in seasonally light…

Mustard Remains Volatile

PANAMA - Apr 19/24 - SNS -- Mustard seed markets remained unusually volatile during the past week, with…