Above Average Harvest Pace

REGINA - Aug 17/17- SNS -- This year's pulse crop harvest is moving forward at an above average pace, according to the latest crop progress report from Saskatchewan Agriculture.

The provincial agriculture says 35% of this year's lentil and 28% of the field pea crop is now in the bin. That compares to 5% and 15% respectively at this time last year and the recent five year averages of 16% and 22%.

Rain delays were reported in some areas during the past week, but weather forecasters expected a return to the hot and dry conditions which have prevailed during much of the growing season.

June French Pea Exports Collapse

PARIS - Aug 17/16 - SNS -- Field pea shipments from France collapsed in May, according from data available from Eurostat.

Export shipments during the month totalled 1,035 metric tons (MT), down 89% from the 9,515 MT shipped the previous month, and down 96% from the 24,575 MT shipped the same month last year. The 2016-17 export campaign finished with movement down 8% from last season at 297,395 MT.

Shipments were only reported to Switzerland and Ecuador, with Switzerland taking 1,028 MT of peas and Ecuador 7 MT.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey

WASHINGTON - Aug 17/17 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates…

USDA Buys 5,740 MT Pulses

KANSAS CITY - Aug 16/17 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase…

Dry Beans Ease on USDA Reports

PANAMA - Aug 13/17 - SNS -- North American dry edible bean markets finished the week on an easier note…