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.
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