India Extends MBR Exemption

NEW DELHI - Mar 30/17 - SNS -- India's agriculture ministry has extended its methyl bromide exemption for cargoes shipped before June 30.

The exemption will allow cargoes to be shipped from countries which have banned the use of methyl bromide without prior fumigation.

The extension covers cargoes with an bill of lading dated on or before June 30, 2017.


Uptick In SAF Dry Bean Forecast

PRETORIA - Mar 28/17 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean production estimate was raised slightly from initial forecasts in the latest report the South Africa Grain Information Service (SAGIS).

This year's seeded area was pegged at 45,050 hectares, up from 34,400 last year; while the country's second production estimate for summer crops forecast a 65,275 metric ton (MT) harvest, up sharply from 35,445 last year and just above the initial 64,345 MT forecast.

The increase does not change the fact that South Africa remains fundamentally short of dry edible beans. Import volumes are partly driven by regional demand and by international price levels. With exporters in China becoming more aggressive with prices, imports could increase to fill in those supply gaps.

India Sets 10% Duty on Tur

NEW DELHI - Mar 28/17 - SNS -- The Indian government has imposed an import duty of 10% on tur or pigeon pea.…

Downward Trend in Bulk Lentil Exports

WINNIPEG - Mar 27/16 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 16,900 metric tons (MT) lentils…

February Bulk Pea Movement Jump

WINNIPEG - Mar 27/17 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 196,400 metric tons (MT) field…