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 Network2021-08-12 19:18:322021-08-20 19:23:58U.S. Dry Bean Production Estimated to Decline 29%
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the August Crop Production Report on Thursday.
Production of dry edible beans is forecast at 23.3 million hundredweight (cwt), down 29 percent from 2020. Area planted is estimated at 1.46 million acres, down 3 percent from the previous acreage report and down 16 percent from 2020. Area harvested is forecast at 1.39 million acres, down 3 percent from the Acreage report and down 17 percent from 2020.
The average United States yield is forecast at 1,675 pounds per acre, a decrease of 291 pounds from last season. North Dakota is currently experiencing a drought, which is affecting dry beans in most of the State. Low yields are being reported due to the dryness.
For North Dakota, dry bean production is forecast at 6.91 million cwt, down 46 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 640,000, down 18 percent from a year ago. The average yield is forecast at 1,080 pounds per acre, down 550 pounds per acre from last year.
Acres planted by class in North Dakota are as follows:
Pinto – 532,000 463,000
Black – 126,000 85,000
Navy – 96,000 78,000
Small Red – 13,800 14,000
Pink – 4,700 6,300
Great Northern – 4,000 9,800
For Minnesota, dry bean production is forecast at 3.77 million cwt, down 32 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 229,000, down 13 percent from a year ago. The average yield is forecast at 1,650 pounds per acre, down 450 pounds per acre from last year.
Acres Planted by class in Minnesota are as follows: