Mexico Harvest Report Delayed
September 18, 2017
Due to unpredictable and unstable weather, the U.S. Dry Bean Council's initial Mexico dry bean harvest report has been delayed. Heavy rains have impacted the states of Zacatecas, Durango, Guanajuato and Queretaro, and intense storms have moved into Nayarit and San Luis Potosi. However, the following observations have been observed:
Zacatecas. - beans are reportedly in good condition despite frequent rains in the most important bean area in Rio Grande.
Durango. - is reporting rain/flood and hail damage in the most important bean areas affecting mainly late planted beans.
Chihuahua. - Preliminary numbers indicate that Chihuahua state planted 100 thousand hectares of pinto beans down from the originally programmed 129 thousand.
San Luis Potosi. - Preliminary numbers show that SLP planted 118 thousand bean hectares, increasing the planted surface around 25% in comparison with 2016.
Guanajuato. - Production expected is also around 50 thousand MT.