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Spring/Summer 2019 Pulse Crop News

Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Pulse Crop News. Click here for the full pdf. This edition includes stories about APG’s new Chair and Directors, Aphanomyces Root Rot Update, 2019 Grower Adv...

May 16 2019

Pulse Market Insight #141

So What Do StatsCan Stocks Numbers Tell Us? One of the most underwatched sets of StatsCan estimates is the March 31 Stocks Report. And yet it can sometimes yield helpful information about crop supp...

May 10 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report May 10/19

Wheat, barley and corn have remained flat the last couple of weeks as planting continues. Dryness in central Saskatchewan has likely maintained grain prices a little firmer than expected. Proteins hav...

May 10 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark May 10/19

Wheat, barley and corn have remained flat the last couple of weeks as planting continues. Dryness in central Saskatchewan has likely maintained grain prices a little firmer than expected. Proteins hav...

May 10 2019

Pulse Market Insight #140

Will 2019 Acreage Shifts Influence Pulse Markets? Every year, there’s plenty of uncertainty about seeded area with analysts and traders making their guesses about farmers’ decision-making. This yea...

Apr 26 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Apr. 27/19

Wheat and barley have softened in Alberta while maintaining prices from the previous 2 weeks in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. DDGS is starting to drop and there was a recent drop in soybean meal although...

Apr 26 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Report Apr. 27/19

Wheat and barley have softened in Alberta while maintaining prices from the previous 2 weeks in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. DDGS is starting to drop and there was a recent drop in soybean meal although...

Apr 26 2019

2019 Grower Advisory

The latest information on crop protection products that pulse growers should be aware of using for the 2019 growing season is now available....

Apr 02 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Mar. 30/19

We have seen feed grains pricing as flat over the past couple weeks with proteins up due to futures and weakening currency. Feed peas have been slowly weakening in price, hitting a range of $270-275 t...

Apr 01 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Report Mar. 30/19

We have seen feed grains pricing as flat over the past couple weeks with proteins up due to futures and weakening currency. Feed peas have been slowly weakening in price, hitting a range of $270-275 t...

Apr 01 2019

Farmer participation needed for Team Alberta grain conditioning study

Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems. The data obtained fr...

Mar 29 2019

Pulse Market Insight #138

What to Make of India’s Pulse Crop Estimates?: The Indian rabi pulse crop outlook has been a source of keen interest over the past few months as Canadian farmers (and analysts) try to get a handle ...

Mar 18 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Mar. 17/19

Feed barley and feed wheat have maintained firm prices over the past couple weeks with concerns about availability during road bans and planting season in April and May. Proteins have remained relat...

Mar 17 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Mar. 17/19

Feed barley and feed wheat have maintained firm prices over the past couple weeks with concerns about availability during road bans and planting season in April and May. Proteins have remained relat...

Mar 17 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Mar. 3/19

Wheat and barley have firmed considerably across the prairies. Factors impacting include some wheat export, and road ban season coming up. Proteins have been fairly flat, softening a bit. Feed peas ...

Mar 04 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Mar. 3/19

Wheat and barley have firmed considerably across the prairies. Factors impacting include some wheat export, and road ban season coming up. Proteins have been fairly flat, softening a bit. Feed peas ...

Mar 04 2019

Pulse Market Insight #137

Quiet New-Crop Price Signals: By this time of year, price signals for the coming year are usually quite well-established and most of the planting decisions have been locked in. That’s not the cas...

Mar 01 2019

Alberta pulses star in new Taste of the Prairies soup available for sale to benefit charity

The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) collaborated with Chef Jamie Harling and the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance (ACTA) to produce an Alberta-based soup to take to market, with this soup available for...

Feb 21 2019

Pulse Market Insight #136

In contrast to previous years when there was a lot of action in lentil markets, 2018/19 has been pretty sleepy. Earlier this winter there was a brief flurry of “excitement” when lentil bids perked u...

Feb 20 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Feb. 17/19

Proteins have seen a slight decline while feed grains have started to increase in price in Alberta due to elevators putting strong buys on. Saskatchewan and Manitoba seem to be firming as well, albe...

Feb 19 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Feb. 17/19

Proteins have seen a slight decline while feed grains have started to increase in price in Alberta due to elevators putting strong buys on. Saskatchewan and Manitoba seem to be firming as well, albe...

Feb 19 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Feb. 3/19

Barley and wheat have been fairly flat over the past couple weeks, barley firming a little. Proteins have come off in price with canola, DDGS, and soybean meal all declining due to a decline in future...

Feb 04 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Feb. 3/19

Barley and wheat have been fairly flat over the past couple weeks, barley firming a little. Proteins have come off in price with canola, DDGS, and soybean meal all declining due to a decline in future...

Feb 04 2019

Pulse Market Insight #135

Pea Market Outlook It’s that time of year when marketing decisions have two large components. Half the 2018/19 marketing year is still ahead and most people have a fair amount of old-crop pricing l...

Feb 01 2019

APG Welcomes New Chair and Directors

Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) is pleased to announce that Don Shepert of St. Brides was selected as Chair of the organization. He will serve a one-year term leading the Executive, which also consists of...

Feb 01 2019

Former District Agriculturist Kirsty Ross Honoured with 2019 Alberta Pulse Industry Innovator Award

The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) selected Kirsty Ross (Piquette), who was instrumental in building the field pea industry in northeastern Alberta, as the winner of the fifth annual Alberta Pulse Indu...

Jan 30 2019

Pulse Market Insight #134

Should I Sell or Should I Hold? Pulse prices have started to edge higher in the past few weeks. It’s not a screaming rally by any means but after the earlier doom and gloom, a couple of extra cen...

Jan 21 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Jan. 20/19

Major feed grain values continue to firm across the prairies. DDGS and Soybean meal have softened over recent weeks in part due to the Canadian dollar improving from recent lows. Feed peas remain at...

Jan 20 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Jan. 20/19

Major feed grain values continue to firm across the prairies. DDGS and Soybean meal have softened over recent weeks in part due to the Canadian dollar improving from recent lows. Feed peas remain at...

Jan 20 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Jan. 06/19

Major feed grain values have firmed a little across the prairies while the proteins – DDGS, soybean meal, and canola meal have all moved upwards in part due to weakening of the Canadian dollar. Peas...

Jan 07 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Jan. 06/19

Major feed grain values have firmed a little across the prairies while the proteins – DDGS, soybean meal, and canola meal have all moved upwards in part due to weakening of the Canadian dollar. Peas...

Jan 07 2019

Pulse Market Insight #183

Acreage Guesses for 2019 So far this year, it seems new-crop bids for pulses are slower than usual coming out. This really shouldn’t be a surprise, given the ongoing uncertainty about India, stil...

Jan 04 2019