Dry Bean Harvest Slower Than Average

In the latest USDA crop progress report, dry edible beans in North Dakota rated 19 percent poor to very poor and 76 percent fair to good. Edible beans dropping leaves was at 92 percent, ahead of last year, but near average. Harvest beans was at 37 percent, ahead of last year’s 29 percent, but behind the average of 44 percent. For Minnesota, dry edible beans reached 93 percent dropping laves, with 40 percent of the crop harvested. Dry bean condition remained 58 percent good to excellent. Topsoil moisture in Minnesota was rated 75 percent short to very short, and 25 percent adequate. Half of subsoil moisture supplies were rated short.