Uncertainty in Lentils

PANAMA - May 18/18 - SNS -- North American lentil markets posted a mixed finish on the week as demand shifts more rapidly into new crop shipping positions.

By the middle of May, 57% of Saskatchewan's intended crop was in the ground, compared to 49% last year and the recent five year average of 53%.

However, relatively dry soil conditions and warmer and drier weather conditions than normal is making growers anxious about the need for rain.

Movement Firms Peas

PANAMA - May 18/18 - SNS -- Field pea markets finished the week's trading on a relatively firm note against improved bulk export movement.

This has allowed farmers in Canada to easily clear bin space in anticipation of this year's harvest.

Some exporters outside Canada were left with peas which had been enroute to India, which they need to resell. The Indian government had says product which had been prepaid before April 25 would be allowed to enter the country.

Little Change in Chickpeas

PANAMA - May 18/18 - SNS -- Chickpea markets were little changed in seasonally light trading conditions.…

Drought Worries Support Dry Beans

PANAMA - May 18/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets finished the week's trading on a mixed note, with…

Birdseed Markets Steady

PANAMA - May 18/18 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets were relatively steady during…