Entries by Red River Farm Network

Dry Bean Scene 6/2/2023

Kelley Bean Company Regional Manager John Bartsch and Johnstown Bean Company General Manager Dylan Karley join us to talk about 2023 planting progress and conditions in this week’s Dry Bean Scene. The Dry Bean Scene is sponsored, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Soil Health Applications Open Up

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program applications are now open. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers with cover crops planted by June 15, 2023. The application is due by June 20. The cost share payment is $25/acre for applicants with a 160-acre cap.

North Dakota Dry Bean Planting Slightly Below Average

For the week ending May 28, 2023, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in North Dakota. Topsoil moistures rated 17 percent short, and 70 percent adequate. Dry edible bean planting was at 44 percent, slightly behind the 48 percent average. However, farmers are still well ahead of last year, when dry bean planting was […]

Minnesota Doubles Dry Bean Planting Progress

Warm weather lent a hand to Minnesota farmers and provided 6.2 days of suitable fieldwork for the week ending May 28. According to USDA, topsoil moisture was rated five percent very short, 20 percent short, and 68 percent adequate. Farmers were busy, as dry edible bean planting reached 67 percent with 19 percent emerged, compared […]

Trade Office Announces Awards

North Central Commodities has been named North Dakota Exporter of the Year and was honored for its achievements and international expansion during the 2022 Global Business Awards Luncheon, hosted by the North Dakota Trade Office. North Central Commodities started exporting in the 1980’s and markets pinto and black beans internationally.

New Bean Business Boasts Freshness

A Seattle startup company is boasting fresh legumes to benefit consumption trends. Primary Beans sources beans directly from farms across North America to deliver dried heirloom varieties like cannellini beans. The beans were harvested late last year or early this year and packed a month or two after harvesting.

Manitoba Planting Progress

Dry bean planting has started is at 20 percent complete in Canada, according to the Manitoba crop report. Producers have started with pinto, navy, and black beans. Kidney and cranberry beans are slightly delayed and should be going in later on this week. Overall conditions in the central and eastern regions have received less than […]