Wed Feb 26, 2014 08:51 AM CST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Dow Jones) -- Because of the large 2013-14 durum crop in Canada, the country needs to gain a higher percentage of global durum trade to alleviate some of the pressures of having huge supplies, John Griffith, senior durum merchandiser with CHS Inc., said during a presentation at the Grainworld conference here Tuesday.

"And, I don't think it's going to be that difficult of a task," he said.

Looking at current weather conditions in Algeria, precipitation levels are down compared to last year, which may mean that they produce a smaller crop. If that is realized, durum exports out ...

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