Uncertainty in Kabuli Pricing
PANAMA - Jan 19/18 - SNS -- Kabuli chickpea markets finished the week's trading on an uncertain note against reports of light frost in parts of the growing area in Mexico. However, current forecasts see no frost in Sinaloa during the coming week.
Despite anxiety over production prospects for the crop, exporters in India remain aggressive because they expect land in the crop to be up sharply over last year.
India's agriculture department does not break down chickpea seeding progress by class, but with seeded area already at a record 10.623 million hectares as of January 19, they are optimistic kabuli plantings will show a bigger percentage gain than for the entire crop.
Record Rabi Pulse Plantings in India
PANAMA - Jan 19/18 - SNS -- International field pea markets were little changed in relatively light trade during the past week.
Markets were not helped by the fact India set a new record for rabi or winter season pulse plantings. As of January 19, land in pulses totalled 16.311 million, compared to 15.576 million at this time last year and the recent average of 14.782 million.
If seeding advances at an average pace through the balance of the planting season, area will reach 16.71 million hectares.
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