Pulse School: Slow Rail Movement Weighs on the Lentil Market (Audio)

We’re at a critical point in the growing season —  some of Canada’s pulse crops, specifically lentils, are struggling through excess moisture which could send prices higher. At the same time, those crops destined for markets accessed through the south or east shipping corridors are faced with slow movement, even if export demand is steady.

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From the quality of the monsoon season in India being called into question, to lingering trade barriers and on to the strength of overseas economies, pulse market volume and direction was a hot topic at last week’s Pulse & Special Crops Convention held in Saskatoon, Sask.

Real Agriculture editor Lyndsey Smith spoke with Greg Kostal of Kostal Ag Consulting at the event to get up to speed on the short-term outlook for green and yellow peas, red and green lentils and chickpeas.

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Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey Smith is a field editor for RealAgriculture. A self-proclaimed agnerd, Lyndsey is passionate about all things farming but is especially thrilled by agronomy and livestock production.


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