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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A delegation sponsored by the U.S. Dry Bean Council visited Japan to meet with importers and end users in March. Japan is a buyer of baby lima beans, purchasing up to 70 percent of production. There also continues to be a demand by end users for Great Northern beans. Over the last several years, […]
USDA has purchased $296,546 in canned vegetables for distribution to child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programs for Fiscal Year 2019. Included in the buy are canned garbanzo and Great Northern beans. The purchase can be viewed here.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has purchased $4.80 million in dry beans for the Trade Mitigation Food Purchase & Distribution Program. The purchase includes both navy beans and lentils. View the purchase details here.
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.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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