Annual convention highlights promise of pulses

Though pulse crops face challenges, their long-term outlook remains bright — which an upcoming conference will help to illustrate, a pulse grower leader said.

“This will be chance (for attendees) to catch up on the new developments with pulse crops,” said Chris Westergard, the Northern Pulse Growers Association president and a Dagmar, Mont., farmer.

The association holds it annual convention Jan. 28-29 at the Clarion Hotel in Minot, N.D. More than 300 people are expected to attend, if the weather cooperates.