Lentil Market Outlook

Jan 15, 2021 | 6:44pm

New crop contract bids for lentils are profitable—but with good prices available for several crops—there is a competition for acres. Marlene Boersch with Mercantile Consulting Venture provided the lentil market outlook during the on-line CropSphere earlier this week. She says early new crop contracts are being offered at 25 cents a pound for red lentils […]

Best economic return for lentil producers

Jan 7, 2021 | 3:47pm

A three year study has determined which optimal agronomic practices provide the best returns for lentil producers. Effective weed control is a major challenge for lentils. The research project was led by Jessica Enns, general manager with the Western Applied Research Centre (WARC) at Scott. Trials were conducted between 2017 and 2019 at six locations—Scott, […]

Stats Canada reduces canola estimate

Dec 4, 2020 | 4:42am

More fuel is being added to an already hot canola market. Statistics Canada has reduced its estimate of the 2020 canola crop to 18.7 million tonnes, nearly 700,000 tonnes below the last projection. “You knock out 700,000 tonnes of production and you go from moderately tight stocks to intolerably tight,” said Ken Ball, a senior […]

Sask farmers welcome reduced tariffs in India on lentil shipments

Jun 5, 2020 | 3:25am

  Saskatchewan farmers welcome a temporary reduction in tariffs on lentil exports to India. Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon says the tariff goes from 33 percent to 11 percent until the end of August. He says it reflects growing need in India for pulse crops. Bacon will be asking the Canadian government to push for […]

Sask. farmers hope India will review import restrictions on pulse crops introduced in late 2017

Jun 6, 2019 | 5:45am

Saskatchewan farmers are hoping India will reduce tariffs and import restrictions on pulse crop imports introduced 18 months ago. The executive director of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers association, Carl Potts, says drought in parts of India, a shrinking stockpile of domestic pulses and the end of a long election campaign could be positive factors for […]