Canadian Bean Production
June 15, 2012
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says the production of Canada's major pulse and special crop supply was unchanged from May. All numbers from the June 14th report were unchanged from the previous report. However, Canadian producers are expected to increase seeded area for special crop and major pulses during the 2012/2013 season. Dry bean production is forecast at 230,000 metric tons, which is up 59 percent from last year. Dry bean exports are estimated at 235,000 tons, up 20 percent from the previous year. Ending stocks are expected to rise from 5,000 tons last year, to 20,000 tons this marketing year.