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Pea acres could drop off due to stronger canola and wheat prices

There was a smaller pea crop on the prairies last year.

Peas are a popular crop in farmer rotations, as the nitrogen left behind from a pulse crop is beneficial to the next crop.

Market Analyst Chuck Penner with LeftField Commodity Research says the smaller green pea crop last year was a good rebound from 2021 and allowed the market to move a little above yellow peas.

He says that's keeping the market somewhat supported.

"In terms of domestic use, we have a little bit more use. Some of these facilities that are processing are coming more fully on stream, because they have peas available."

He notes we have a little bit more domestic use, but it's still just under 25 per cent of our production.

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