Entries by Jed Brazier

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, […]

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 […]

Krause Reelected to MN Dry Bean Council

Norman Krause of Nisswa, Minnesota was reelected to serve a three-year term on the Minnesota Dry Bean Research & Promotion Council. Krause has served as a director on the Council for nine years and also chairs the Northarvest Bean Growers Association research committee.