Chickpea producers needed for a Pulse Canada survey

Chickpea producers needed for a Pulse Canada survey

Mar 27, 2024 | 4:27pm
Pulse Canada is making one more push for chickpea producers to participate in a survey. Director of Sustainability for Pulse Canada Denis Tremorin says at least 25 producers are needed and so far about half have filled it out.  This survey is about assessing the environmental impact chickpea production has in Canada, and Tremorin says […]
More time granted to export yellow peas to India

More time granted to export yellow peas to India

Feb 26, 2024 | 3:36pm
India has extended the timeline for duty-free imports of yellow peas by one through the end of April. There have been duty-free imports on yellow peas since early December. It was part of New Delhi’s intervention to cool the prices of the overall pulse basket. India largely imports yellow peas from Canada and Russia. India […]

Agriculture Canada researches new pulse crop for farmers

Feb 11, 2022 | 2:12pm

  Agriculture Canada says a new pulse grain offers the chance to expand prairie farm markets. Researchers are looking at the sweet white lupin as a new source of high quality protein and a source of essential nutrients. Sweet white lupin is most commonly grown in Europe and could be another crop to help Canadian […]

11 million dollar project launched to use prairie crops for a cheese substitute

Jan 26, 2022 | 7:20am

Regina-based Protein Industries Canada has launched an 11 million dollar project to make plant-based cheese products. C.E.O. Bill Gruel says B.C.-based Lumi Foods and Save On Foods are partnering in a project to turn oats, legumes and pulses into cheese-like products. Lumi Foods is hoping to use oats and pulses instead of cashews and almonds […]

Pulse crop by-product being commercialized after 3 million dollar research project

Oct 29, 2021 | 3:46am

A $3-million research project from Regina-based Protein Industries Canada is moving into commercial production. CEO Bill Gruel says a by-product of pulse crop processing has been turned into a component for fertilizing prairie crops. Gruel says the by-product, pulse crop seed hulls, have been turned into a carrier for micro-nutrient fertilizers. Gruel says the new […]

Avena Foods of Regina receives special certification

Sep 3, 2021 | 11:11am

  Avena Foods says its gluten-free oat ingredients have been certified by the Detox Project as Glyphosate residue free. Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide. For such designation, products must have no residue down to government-recognized limits of detection for food and supplement samples. Avena foods is a major oat and pulse processor with facilities […]

USask gets $2.5-million for pulse crop research

Jun 23, 2021 | 7:11am

The federal and provincial governments are pumping $2.5-million into pulse crop research at the University of Saskatchewan. Agriculture minister David Marit says the goal is to find new opportunities to use the starch by-product in pulse crop processing. He says Saskatchewan is a big player in the world market, with exports 60 percent of the […]

Sask agriculture exports reach new record in 2020

Feb 9, 2021 | 10:56am

  Saskatchewan farmers exported a record amount of agricultural products in 2020 despite the coronavirus. Agriculture minister David Marit says the biggest exports were canola, wheat, and pulse crops. He says farm exports reached 16.9 billion dollars last year. He says it is incredible to see such an increase in one year, 31 percent increase […]

Sask pulse crop prices soften

Nov 25, 2020 | 2:47pm

Some special crop grain prices have shown softening in recent weeks. Allan Johnston operates Johnston’s Grain Marketing at Welwyn. He says pulses have slipped a little. He says red lentils were at 30 cents a pound one month ago but have slipped to 25 or 26 cents. With large green lentils, he says prices were […]