Marketing and Production Info
Grow Montana Pulses
Many factors are driving the growth of the pulse industry in Montana. One factor is improved availability of information. The links below provide access to a wide array of useful resources for pulse growers on the following topics: industry dynamics, market information, and crop production guidance.
Statistics show that the total acreage of chickpeas, dry peas, and lentils in Montana is expected to ride by nearly 1.5 million acres by 2019.
Along with acreage increase, we are also seeing a rise in revenue generation for farmers who are exporting pulse crops.
Click here to see how export revenue has risen for Montana farmers.
The market for pulse products is diverse and global. Montana currently exports whole pulses to countries such as India, Japan, and Pakistan where pulses are a major food staple. The properties of pulse ingredients open the doors wide to opportunities for product development as well. Pulses can be milled and separated (fractionated) into highly functional components (protein, fiber, and starch) utilized to enhance processed foods in domestic and global markets.