Entries by Northarvest Bean Growers Association

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 […]

Mexico Begins New Ag Price Support Program

The Mexican government has launched a new price support program in Zacatecas and Durango. However, the program was initiated later than the long standing price support programs. As a result, producers waited longer than usual to sell beans to participating elevators to obtain price guarantees.   Additionally, the U.S. Dry Bean Council has released the […]

Beans Nourish a Healthy Gut

Healthy gut microbes are linked to lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. How can you keep your gut microbes happy? Bacteria feed on certain types of carbohydrates, including the resistant starch found in beans. It’s one more way that including beans in meals helps protect against chronic disease. Read more.