Reports suggest there is a large amount of uncertainty about the size of this year’s chickpea crop. Alberta planted a surprising number of chickpeas that had analysts adjusting their seeded acre estimates, as many believed the reports were too low. Looking at the chickpeas, they seem to be holding up quite well with some decent early yield reports despite the dry conditions that exist. Right now, values are still strong, which shows that supplies remain tight. Bids are expected to continue firm, but there is the potential for increased acreage in India and Mexico due to the strong price environment. This increase for the winter crops could cause the market to soften.

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