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Lentils

For Producers

         

   

You want the best options for marketing your lentils, peas and chickpeas. With flexible delivery schedules, fast payment and daily bid updates, AGT Foods is your best marketing option for your lentils peas and chickpeas. For more information, including commodity pricing, call AGT Foods at 1-844-248-4AGT.

Grow what markets demand. AGT Foods offers a premium seed program. 

For more information on our seed programs, please visit our "Premium Seed" page.

To be added to our Producer Profile Database, please submit some information about yourself, your farm and the products you grow. Our staff of grain buyers will contact you based on this profile.

Click here to submit your application.

 


Premium Seed

Grow What Markets Demand

Your soil is your biggest asset, and what you put in the ground opens new opportunities. You don't just grow what you can—you grow what markets want, and that's the best quality pulses and specialty crops, starting with the best seed and efficient use of inputs. 

AGT Foods offers diversified opportunities with exclusive contracting programs for pulse growers across Western Canada.

Exclusive contracting with AGT Foods offers producers the opportunity to grow premium pulse varieties that are in very high demand in world markets. These varieties offer the potential for marketing premiums and excellent returns on investment.

Varieties available through AGT Foods include:

  • King Red Lentils – Extra large red lentil in high market demand.
  • Queen Green Lentils - Unique green cotyledon lentils with premium pricing opportunities.
  • B90 Chickpeas – The preferred chickpea for canners and hummus producers.
  • Faba Beans (9-4) – Frost-tolerant with increased nitrogen fixing properties.
  • Premium seed options for red lentils, peas, chickpeas, pinto beans, french green lentils and other specialty crops are also available.

Grow what markets demand. For more information about premium seed and availability, contact AGT Foods at 1-844-248-4AGT or email our Grain Buying staff at buying@agtfoods.com.

Download the 2019-20 AGT Foods Seed Guide here.



Marketing Your Pulses

With the start of the new year comes planning for seeding in the spring. Part of this plan always needs to be marketing the products you have in the bin. Smart decisions early in the year make for an easier time marketing as the year progresses. AGT Foods is regularly asked for tips from producers on effective grain marketing. Really, it just comes down to good planning, sticking with your strategy and making good decisions—especially on the grain you're seeding. Here are some tips for prospective grain sellers:

  • Incremental selling—don’t be looking for a home-run every time. If you sell and the market goes up, great, you should still have some to sell at a later date. If you are hoping to hit top of the market, good luck.
  • Know your cost/break-even point—this will make it easier for you to set realistic goals. What you need, what you want and where the market is may not be the same.
  • Know the company you are selling to, the terms of payment, and make sure they are bonded.
  • Make sure you have a good relationship with your grain buyer—they are your key to market information, what is going on at the farmgate and will make it easier to overcome issues.
  • The highest price is not always the best, do your due diligence—just because they are offering doesn’t mean they are taking.
  • If you are selling a larger volume, ask for incremental settlement as product is delivered.
  • Know your competition and when their supplies come on board. This will help you to make smarter selling decisions.

Have more questions about marketing your grain? Drop us a line at buying@agtfoods.com.

 


Producer Resources

Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Saskatchewan

The Ministry of Agriculture (Sask Ag) fosters a commercially viable self-sufficient and sustainable agriculture and food sector for the province of Saskatchewan. The Ministry encourages farmers, ranchers and communities to develop higher value-added production and processing and promotes sustainable economic development in rural Saskatchewan through better risk management.

During the growing season, Sask Ag produces a weekly crop report detailing crop conditions and precipitation across Saskatchewan.

Ministry of Agriculture Crop Report

 

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada (Stats Can) produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, Stats Can collects data on crop production, farm financials, land use and other topics of interest to Canadian producers.

Statistics Canada Agricultural Reports

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC or Ag Canada) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve an environmentally sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, a competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk, and an innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Ag Canada, along with its portfolio partners, reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Environment Canada

Environment Canada (Enviro Can) coordinates environmental policies and programs that preserve and enhance the natural environment and renewable resources of Canada. It provides information about past, current and future weather conditions across the country, including regular weather forecasts and severe weather warnings. It produces more than 1.5 million public forecasts, 15 000 severe weather warnings, 500 000 aviation forecasts, and 200 000 marine, ice and sea-state forecasts every year.

Current conditions and weather forecasts can be found in the link below.

Environment Canada - Current Weather Conditions

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. does not maintain these sites and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the sites. AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the information contained herein other than as required by law and takes no responsibility for supplementing, updating or correcting any such information.