India mainly imports peas from Canada, Russia, the United States and France. Last year the country's pea imports jumped up 41 percent from the previous year to a record of 3.17 million tonnes, according to reports. | File photo

Surprise Indian duty on peas leaves Canada scrambling

WINNIPEG — The Canadian pea industry was shocked this morning to wake up to a notice from India declaring a 50 percent tax on pea imports to the country. “This sort of moves us beyond even where India has been before in pulse import duties.… More than a decade ago we were at 10 percent. […] Read more

India’s government has imposed a 50 percent duty on peas and a 20 percent duty on wheat. | File photo

India slaps duty on peas, wheat

India’s government has imposed a 50 percent duty on peas and a 20 percent duty on wheat. Pulse prices in India are suffering because of a bumper harvest of all crops in 2016-17 and a good summer crop in the current crop year. The country also still has substantial supplies of imported pulses. The Times […] Read more

Negotiations continue between the City of Moose Jaw and Canadian Protein Innovation on possible construction of a $100-million pea processing facility. The pea plant in the photo above recently opened in Vanscoy, Sask. | File photo

Pea plant talks continue in Moose Jaw

Negotiations continue between the City of Moose Jaw and Canadian Protein Innovation on possible construction of a $100-million pea processing facility. The city says it had extended the deadline to reach an agreement on the land purchase and servicing agreement until Nov. 30. A previous extension from Aug. 31 to Oct. 3 had also been […] Read more


Although Canada has a quality advantage over the Black Sea and Baltic regions, that could change, says analyst.  |  File photo

Ample pea supply makes rally unlikely

Large pea crops in the Black Sea and Baltic Sea regions could prevent a fall price rally this year, says an analyst. Russia harvested 2.3 million tonnes of the crop, down from 2.6 million tonnes last year, according to Viktor Korobko, director of Veles-Agro Broker Ltd. in Odessa, Ukraine, and author of a weekly grain […] Read more

The Canadian pea forecast is pegged at 20 percent lower than last year and U.S. estimates are 17 percent lower.  |  File photo

Little impact from spike in Black Sea pea output

The 30 percent increase in production over 2016 will be offset 
by a decline in North American supply, says analyst

There will likely be a dramatic surge in Black Sea pea production this year, but it should not affect Canadian prices that much, says an analyst. APK Inform, a Ukrainian agribusiness consulting firm, is forecasting Ukrainian farmers will plant 926,250 acres of peas, a 57 percent increase over 2016. It is projecting 973,000 tonnes of […] Read more


French plant-based ingredient maker Roquette will build the world's largest pea protein facility in Manitoba to meet fast-growing demand for vegetable protein in food and pharmaceutical products in North America, the group said on Wednesday. | Screencap via www.roquette.com

France’s Roquette bets on pea protein with Manitoba factory

Reuters and Saskatoon newsroom PARIS (Reuters) – French plant-based ingredient maker Roquette will build the world’s largest pea protein facility in Portage la Prairie, Man., to meet fast-growing demand for vegetable protein in food and pharmaceutical products in North America, the group said on Wednesday. The global pea protein market has seen a sharp rise […] Read more

The proposed processing plant will produce and export pea protein and other products.  |  File photo

Pea processing facility planned for Moose Jaw

A German company plans to build a $100 million green pea processing plant in Moose Jaw, Sask. Canadian Protein Innovation has a conditional offer to buy 100 acres of land in the southeastern corner of the city and intends to begin construction in the summer of 2017. “It’s a facility that will process green peas […] Read more

Pea production could topple previous record

Lentils are suffering, but Canada’s pea crop is in great shape, according to analysts. Saskatchewan Agriculture is forecasting an average yield of 40 bushels per acre, which would be 23 percent above the 10-year average. An even better crop is expected one province over in Alberta, where the government is predicting an average yield of […] Read more


Strong Chinese demand could be an important factor in pea markets this year. | file photo

Peas find home in China

India also a big buyer | Growing demand as snack food

China will buy a lot of peas in 2013-14, which is good because Canada is expected to produce a huge crop, says a pulse industry analyst. Stat Publishing editor Brian Clancey recently returned from a pulse conference in China, where a major vermicelli noodle manufacturer forecasted record pea imports. It means sales would have to […] Read more

Northern India had scant rainfall for the first half of January, but received some moisture mid-month.  |  File photo

Canadian pea crop takes on many challengers

India, Australia seed large crops | But market for Canadian yellow peas won’t dry up as India’s pulse consumption grows

Pea exports to India have slowed in the face of stiff competition from Australia and prospects for a good Indian chickpea crop. Indian farmers seeded 22.7 million acres of chickpeas as of Jan. 18, up three percent over last year and 14 percent above normal acreage for that date. The big Indian crop is going […] Read more