Tag: Pulse Canada

India imposing 50 percent duty on peas and 20 percent duty on wheat

In a move to support domestic prices after a bumper crop, India’s government has announced a 50 percent import duty on peas, while also raising its tariff on wheat from 10 to 20 percent. The country’s Central Board of Excise and Customs issued an order on Wednesday seeking to “increase rate of basic customs duty… Read more »

Pulse Canada still waiting on word from India

The Canadian pulse industry is still waiting to hear from India’s government on how it will handle Canadian pulses shipped after September 30, 2017. The latest in a series of exemptions related to India’s fumigation requirement expired at the end of September. “We’re sitting here on the 4th of October and we haven’t heard from… Read more »

Canada’s national food strategy ‘long overdue’

In May 2017, the Government of Canada launched consultations towards the creation of a new food policy, something it says is “a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.” It’s also something the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and others have been recommending… Read more »

India takes “positive step” toward loosening looming restrictions on Canadian pulses

India’s government has taken a positive step toward resolving the uncertainty surrounding its rules for Canadian pulse crop shipments, according to Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Pulse Canada. Technically, India has required fumigation of imports at port of origin since 2004. Canadian peas and lentils have traditionally been exempt, as India has repeatedly issued six-month waivers for crops coming… Read more »

Pulse Canada Joins “Keep It Clean” Program

Pulse Canada has formally joined its national canola and cereal crop counterparts in supporting the “Keep It Clean” program. The awareness initiative aims to inform growers of the impact that on-farm production and storage decisions can have on meeting export market requirements. “Farmers recognize that responsible use of crop protection products is critical to keeping markets… Read more »

Pulse School: Sorting Out the Pulse Export Problem With India

With seeding just two months away, Canada’s pulse crop industry is in limbo, facing the threat of not having access to its largest export market as of the end of March. India’s government says it will not extend a derogation (or an exemption) allowing pulses from Canada to be fumigated with methyl bromide upon arrival, rather than… Read more »

UN Kicks Off International Year of Pulses

The United Nations formally launched the “International Year of Pulses” at the headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome today. The international recognition aims to heighten public awareness about the role of pulses — dry beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas — in global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. Pulse Canada CEO… Read more »

Pulse Canada to Launch Consumer Marketing Campaign With $3.5 Million From Federal Government

Coinciding with the “International Year of Pulses” in 2016, Pulse Canada will be launching a consumer marketing campaign across North America with $3.5 million in support from the federal government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada at AGT Food and Ingredients in Saskatoon on Friday morning. “This will help… Read more »

First Weekly Railway Performance Measurement Report Released

The first of a series of weekly performance measurement reports aimed at increasing transparency related to rail freight capacity and service was released this week, says Pulse Canada, on behalf of the Ag Transportation Coalition. Pulse Canada says expectations are high that government, railways and the ag industry will use the reports as a basis… Read more »

Pulse Canada to Receive over $3.3M to Address Sustainability, Trade and Marketing

Today, in Saskatatoon, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that Pulse Canada will receive an investment of over $3.3 million for projects addressing sustainability, pulse demand and trade. “This Government remains committed to the economy, and our hard-working pulse growers play a vital role in creating jobs and keeping our economy strong.,” said Ritz. “We are… Read more »

Over $3 Million Announced for 5-Year, Multi-Group Logistics Project

Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada uses an airline analogy to try and paint the picture of what the western Canadian agriculture industry’s logistics could look like. “If I’m on a plane bound for Europe, and I leave Winnipeg, routing through Toronto, and something happens while I’m in the air so that it means I… Read more »