USDA Bean Purchase
September 01, 2017
At the request of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and the North Central Bean Dealers Association, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has approved a bonus government purchase of dry beans. AMS has allocated $13.5 million for pinto beans; $10.6 million for small red beans and $6 million for dark red kidneys. These government purchases will be distributed through food banks.