Good Quality Navy Beans Show Up as Harvest Continues

Buffalo, North Dakota farmer Randy Melvin is hauling in loads of navy beans to the elevator this week. It’s the first good day of navy bean harvest. “In certain areas, I’ve heard the navy bean crop has been better than expected. It sounds like there will be a good crop for the acres planted. The quality looks great. Moisture ranges from 15 to 17 percent.” There will be a few weeks left of dry bean harvest. It will also be a few more weeks until the corn is ready. “We pulled a few ears out of one of the fields a week ago, around 30 percent moisture. It was one spot, not representative of the whole field. I’ll give it another week or two before looking at corn fields. I think we may have a good chance at a decent corn crop.” The dryness of the corn will be weather dependent.