Pulses Expand as Western Australia Break Crop

SYDNEY - Nov 24/17 - SNS -- Pulses are expanding as a break crop in the Western Australian Grainbelt because growers perceive them as a profitable option at current market values and because of the benefit to follow on crops..

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development research officer Martin Harries told the Grains Industry Association of WA's recent Seeding Success forum legumes presented a viable alternative for growers seeking to give paddocks a break from wheat and canola cropping.

Harries said the break-even yields for legumes were low, presenting growers with a good alternative to lower paddock disease risk and reap the benefit of nitrogen fixing.

Lentils Market Calm

PANAMA - Nov 17/17 - SNS -- Lentil markets finished the week's trading little changed, with markets stabilizing in seasonal trade.

There continue to be reports of contact cancellations and defaults, but with prices little changed, worries about a further price collapse are easing.

However, news that India unexpectedly boosted import duties on some vegetable oils and soybeans adds to underlying anxiety that similar moves could follow for lentils and chickpeas.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey

WASHINGTON - Nov 22/17 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates…

Field Pea Markets Stabilize

PANAMA - Nov 17/17 - SNS -- Field pea markets were little changed during the past week, with the immediate…

Dry Beans Move Sideways

PANAMA - Nov 17/17 - SNS -- Dry edible bean markets were little changed in seasonal trading activity…