Lentil growers defy dry southern winter

Almost a year after the local grains industry was rocked by news of India imposing hefty tariffs on pulse imports, WA’s lentil sector is showing signs of bouncing back. As harvest of this increasingly popular legume got under way in south-east coastal areas, there were reports of ...

Drought in key states hits pulses sowing

Deficient rains and severe drought in parts of Karnataka and other states have resulted in less sowing of pulses over a year ago period, as per the agriculture ministry's data release 18% drop in area sown to pulses to 69.95 lakh hectare 191.12 lakh hectare - rabi crops sowed this year against ...

India faces heat over import curbs on pulses

ndia is facing increased heat at the World Trade Organization for continuing with its quantitative restrictions (QRs) on import of certain pulses to check falling prices in the domestic market. Australia, Canada and the US, who had complained about the restrictions imposed in April, have submitted fresh questions on the validity ...

Chana prices to remain bullish

Lower acreage under chana in the country may affect supply Diminishing supplies and physical demand have ensured a bull-run in chana prices since June this year. Import restriction and lower acreage will keep chana prices firm in the coming months as well. Chana have climbed 46 per cent from the lows in ...

Pulse faint on chickpea market as production outlook slides

LIMITED interest in Australian chickpeas for prompt shipment is being met with an even more limited supply from the dismal 2018 crop which has been hit by severe frost damage in Central Queensland (CQ), and a dry growing season everywhere. India, traditionally Australia’s biggest pulse market, has continued to use tariffs ...

India may resume buying pulses

India could be back in the red lentil market in the new year because of shrinking government supplies and poor rabi crop prospects, says a Canadian exporter of the crop. India will be back in the market for Canadian pulses in the new year, according to an exporter and a commodity ...

Import of pulses surges to $202m

KARACHI: Import of pulses, after witnessed a declining trend in FY18, bounced back from July onwards as lower prices in world market encouraged traders. Imports soared to 316,324 tonnes costing $202 million in 4MFY19, from 192,942 tonnes valuing $172m in same period last year, up by 64 per cent in quantity ...

Canada’s Saskatchewan to woo India for giving trade relations a boost Saskatchewan is using the current situation to highlight other sectors of interest

The Canadian Prairie province of Saskatchewan, with a population of just over a million, plays a mega role in the Indo-Canadian trade relationship. In November, Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe — equivalent to the chief minister of an Indian state — will travel to India on a weeklong visit. He will ...

Green lentil potential seen a long way off

India’s import tax hasn’t helped price outlook, but a 28 percent increase in North American supplies is the real problem No matter how hard Chuck Penner shakes his Magic 8 Ball, the answer is the same — outlook not so good. His question? What is the prognosis for green lentils? “I’d love to be ...

Crop Report: India rabi lentil acreage down 26% on yr at 309,500 ha

Acreage of lentils in the ongoing rabi season was down 26% on year at 309,500 ha as of Wednesday, according to data from the farm ministry. Total acreage was down 26% mainly due to a sharp fall in area in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The acreage fell as farmers across the ...

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