India looking to import pulses

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Although India has prioritized producing their country’s own pulses self-sufficiently, unprecedented rainfall in October and November could turn the country back to relying on imports. A statement from the chairman of the Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), Zaverchand Bheda, said as much as 50 per cent of the urad pulse crop was […] Read more

Viterra to buy ILTA Grain pulse processing plant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Creditor-protected Prairie pulse processor and exporter ILTA Grain is set to sell a next-to-new southern Saskatchewan facility to one of Canada’s biggest grain firms. Glencore Agriculture’s Viterra arm said Tuesday it has signed a purchase deal for the assets of ILTA’s processing facility at Belle Plaine, Sask., about 25 km east of Moose Jaw. Financial […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Weather threatens India’s crops

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — India is experiencing abnormal rain and weather patterns that have resulted in almost half of the country receiving drastically less rain than usual. In total, the entire country is experiencing about 12 per cent less precipitation than is normally expected. Particularly, provinces in India’s key pulse-growing region are experiencing significant droughts during a […] Read more

Pulse exporter ILTA Grain under creditor protection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, July 11 — MarketsFarm — B.C.- based pulse exporter ILTA Grain, which operates pulse handling and processing facilities in Saskatchewan, has been granted creditor protection by that province’s Supreme Court. “The decision to file for (Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act protection) was made after careful consideration and in our view, is a necessary step for […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea market remains stable

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Chickpea prices have remained steady in Canada, despite inclement growing conditions in key chickpea-growing regions. The stability is mainly due to a global supply glut, with large carryout volumes from previous years combined with high acreage numbers in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Statistics Canada estimated Canadian producers will dedicate just over 300,000 […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: India’s drought could be field pea opportunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Though India has curbed its pulse crop imports from Canada in recent years due to disagreements over crop control and fumigation, a challenging growing season in India could make Canadian pulses more attractive. Drought-like conditions in key growing areas of India have killed dozens of people and endangered crops. According to Reuters, key […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Lentil exports ahead of last year’s pace

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canada’s lentil exports have been good this year, according to Marlene Boersch of Mercantile Consulting Venture in Winnipeg. “At the end of April we were 26 per cent ahead of last year’s pace. Most of that is due to buying from India. Everybody’s surprised,” she said, Total lentil exports were 1.16 million tonnes […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea prices remain low, future bright

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Lower prices are expected to lead to a drop in Canadian chickpea acres in 2019, but the future is bright for the crop as new consumer markets gain popularity. Seeded acres for chickpeas almost quadrupled between 2017 and 2018, rising from 160,000 to 442,900, respectively. Since inventory from the 2018 growing season is […] Read more