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Dry Bean Scene

Questions have been circulating on whether or not dry bean producers are eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments. Tom Hance of Gordly Associates has that answer in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry in the West, Wet in the East

Rain and snow helped alleviate dry conditions across much of the Northern Plains, but extreme drought conditions worsened inareas not receiving this moisture. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows extreme drought conditions in North Dakota worsening to reflect growing moisture deficits. That extreme drought now covers 76 percent of the state, an increase of six […]

Northarvest Now Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NBGA) is offering a scholarship to the children and grandchildren of a Northarvest producer member.  NBGA is comprised of dry bean growers from North Dakota and Minnesota. The association is excited to offer two- $1,000 scholarship opportunities individuals who meet the following requirements: A parent or grandparent must be a […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans this past week was $27 to $32 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $30 per cwt. Navies are at $32 per cwt. Kidney bean prices increased to $40 to $46 per cwt for lights and darks. Dry beans under contract are […]

Crop Progress Report – April 12, 2021

In North Dakota, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 11. Topsoil moisture is rated 83 percent short to very short, and subsoil moisture is rated 80 percent short to very short. Minnesota farmers had 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork dur the week ending […]

Sabolik Joins the Northarvest team as Marketing & Communications Director

Danna Sabolik joined the Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NHBGA) as the marketing and communications director on April 1, 2021.  In this role, Danna will lead Northarvest communications and promotions strategy for the dry bean farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota. The association is very happy to welcome Sabolik.  “Northarvest has an exceptional story to share […]

Dry Bean Scene

Some parts of North Dakota and Minnesota received timely rains this past week, while others did not. Huso Crop Consulting owner Mark Huso, who is basked at Lakota, North Dakota, comments on the moisture situation in the latest Dry Bean Scene. This weekly radio update is made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Extreme Drought Conditions Expand

For another week, drought conditions continue to expand across the Dakotas. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, extreme drought now covers 70 percent of North Dakota, including the west, central and northeastern portions of the state. The remaining portion is in moderate to severe drought. On the flip side, Minnesota’s dry conditions are improving, with […]