Dry Beans Ahead of Average

WASHINGTON - Jul 17/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean crops in the United States are in mostly good to excellent condition, judging from available state level reports.

In many areas, a higher than normal proportion of the crop is now flowering and some fields have started to set pods. This suggests this year's harvest could be in full swing a earlier than last year as long as weather conditions cooperate.

In North Dakota, 66% of the dry edible bean crop is now in bloom, compared to 35% last year and the recent average of 32%, with 4% now setting pods.

Easier Note in Peas

PANAMA - Jul 14/18 - SNS -- -- Field pea markets finished the week's trading on an easier note, reflecting both slowing demand and uncertainty about price prospects for livestock feed ingredients.

The export feed market has again become an important outlet for peas, with the result events affecting soybean meal, corn and other livestock feed ingredients have become important.

Given uncertain demand prospects for India until at least 2019, feed markets have become important for bringing global inventories in line with the needs of food grade pea users and the fractionation industry.

Some Firmness in Dry Beans

PANAMA - Jul 14/18 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets were little changed as limited trading interest…

Lentils Little Changed

PANAMA - Jul 14/18 - SNS -- Few changes were reported in lentil markets during the past week, though…

Chickpea Spreads Remain Wide

PANAMA - Jul 14/18 - SNS -- Spreads between large and smaller caliber chickpeas remain wide, reflecting…