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Chickpea planting on the rise

Canadian farmers are poised to plant 140,000 hectares of chickpeas this season – the biggest crop in 11 years, and more than double what was sowed last year – the agriculture ministry said in a report. At the same time, they're reducing the area planted with other so-called pulses, such as peas and lentils, amid steep import tariffs in India, the biggest buyer. | READ MORE