WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Market Analysis Division upped its ending stocks estimate slightly for 2013-14 (August-July) specialty and pulse crops in their latest supply and demand report released Friday.
Higher production, due to surprisingly good yields for most Canadian crops this year, was responsible for the increase in ending stocks. But higher exports and domestic usage helped keep the carryout from rising too much higher.
The seven major specialty and pulse crops are dry peas, lentils, dry beans, chick peas, mustard seed, canary seed and sunflower seed.
Ag Canada pegged 2013-14 ending stocks at 975,000 metric ...