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Pulse Update: Rain delays stymie volume trade

Pulse Update: Rain delays stymie volume trade

UNCERTAINTY about the timing of southern Australia’s pulse harvest is keeping volume trade to a minimum, with growers wary about overcommitting on volume and quality, and traders following suit. While Queensland’s chickpea harvest is well advanced, harvest of pulses...

Pulse Update: Markets soften, NSW sodden

Pulse Update: Markets soften, NSW sodden

THE prospect of a big Australian and Canadian lentil crop, and the wind-back in Egypt’s buying of faba beans has seen prices for both pulses fall in the past month. As current-crop mungbean stocks deplete, growers in an expanded area in New South Wales are considering...

Australian chickpea, lentil exports drop in June

Australian chickpea, lentil exports drop in June

AUSTRALIA exported 25,892 tonnes of chickpeas and 74,856t of lentils, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Both figures are down on the May figure, chickpeas by 16 per cent and lentils by 18pc. The biggest market for...

Argentina loses export opportunity

Argentina loses export opportunity

As with cereal, farmer selling of soybeans to Argentina’s crushing plants has slowed as inflation fuels expectations of price hikes, and mostly dry conditions prevail SEVERE drought is causing havoc in Argentina this year, drastically reducing potential winter crop...