http://northarvestbean.org/wp-content/uploads/northarvest-bean-logo.png 0 0 Red River Farm Network http://northarvestbean.org/wp-content/uploads/northarvest-bean-logo.png Red River Farm Network2019-09-25 09:23:052019-09-27 09:24:04Drought in Mexico Decreases Production Projections
The U.S. Dry Bean Council August Planting Intentions report confirms that extended drought in Mexico during the critical planting period resulted in an almost 50 percent decrease in bean planting surface. That also means a production drop of over 56 percent against the Mexican Agricultural Secretary’s (SIAP/SADER) projections.
During the critical month of June 2019, precipitation was scarce causing moderate drought in areas in the key dry bean growing states of Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato and Zacatecas, delaying bean planting. July was classified as the driest month in history, according to national records. The lack of rain caused extreme stress in the beans planted in the last week of June, reducing the planting surface. Read more.