Entries by Jed Brazier

Northarvest Beangrower Magazine changes publishers

Hello & thanks for clicking! Northarvest Beangrower Magazine is changing publishers. While we at Northarvest Bean Growers Association have enjoyed our publishing partnership with Red River Farm Network for many years, they’ve chosen to bow out of print publishing. RRFN has done great work over the past 18(!) years and Northarvest very much appreciates all […]

Northarvest Requests Fair Market Access for U.S. Dry Beans

FARGO, N.D. – In March, the U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) sent letters to the honorable U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to encourage fair market access of U.S. Dry Beans to Europe and the United Kingdom.   The dry bean industry is asking for relief around the […]

Global Plant Forward Conference Recap

The 2021 virtual Global Plant Forward (GPF) conference was attended by Adam Veile and Kaci Vohland from Communique on behalf of Northarvest Bean Growers Association. They also presented at the GPF event on March 30 – April 1, 2021. The Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit is a joint initiative of the CIA and Harvard T.H. Chan […]

Flavors of Spring

It’s asparagus season, and this vegetable pairs beautifully with beans in this easy dish. Check out this easy beans and asparagus recipe:   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed ¼ teaspoon salt 1 15-ounce can white beans 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 1 garlic clove, […]

Thrifty Thursday: One-Pot BBQ Chicken & Bean Pot-Pie

This time of year you’re probably craving the flavors of summer barbecue. However, some nights it’s a little too cold to get outside and fire up the grill. This one pot BBQ Chicken & Bean Pot Pie combines all the flavors of summer into one dish, and the whole recipe can be made inside in […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Compared to a week ago, trading activity was slow with very light demand. Contract product is moving steady. Mexican peso per U.S. dollar exchange rate is 18.87.   View the report here.

Canada Dry Bean Acres Projected to Decrease

Statistics Canada released the March preliminary plantings report this past Wednesday. For 2019, dry bean acres are expected to decrease 8.1 percent to 325,000 acres. That’s compared to 353,000 in 2018. Acreage for chickpeas is pegged at 334,000, down 24.5 percent from 443,000 in 2018. Lentils are also anticipated to drop by 9.6 percent to […]

USDA Crop Progress – April 22

North Dakota farmers are planting crops in the western part of the state. However, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says, on average, farmers intend to begin fieldwork closer to May. Topsoil moisture rates at 91 percent adequate to surplus.   Snowmelt and receding floodwaters are causing saturated cropland across Minnesota. In the southern part of […]