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Dry Bean Scene

The dry bean markets look much different compared to last year at this time, mostly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seasonally, there hasn’t been as much of a price recovery in the navy bean market when compared to the pinto market. Hear more from NDSU Extension agricultural economist Frayne Olson in the latest Dry Bean […]

“Getting It Right” Dry Bean Webinar Slated for Feb. 2

Farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to receive dry edible bean production information during a virtual “Getting It Right” meeting that NDSU Extension is holding.   “This webinar will provide concise presentations to reach dry bean producers and crop advisers with research-based production recommendations for 2021,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist […]

Dry Conditions Weakening in the Northern Plains

Dry conditions are dwindling in the Northern Plains, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. In North Dakota, the extreme drought once seen in central and south-central part of the state has disappeared. Fifty-six percent of the state is in severe drought, while the Red River Valley and south-central and south-eastern portions are abnormally dry […]

Biden Administration Starts Naming Secretary, Under Secretary Positions

President Joe Biden has named Kevin Shea as the acting agriculture secretary until Tom Vilsack is confirmed. Service since 2013. Until Michael Regan is confirmed, Jane Nishida will be the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator. USDA has named three Deputy Under Secretary positions. Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services is Stacy Dean. […]

Biden Sworn In as President

Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. “On this January day, my whole soul is in this; bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation,” said Biden during the Inauguration Address. “I ask every American to join me in this cause.” Following the address, several agriculture groups congratulated […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

The dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace. USDA Market News says the grower price for black beans this past week was $25 to $29 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto beans range from $28 to $30 per cwt. Navies are at $28 per cwt. Kidney bean prices also remain steady at $34 to […]

BeanCon21 Registration is Open

Registration for BeanCon21 is officially open. The event is a one-stop-shop for all things dry beans, combining innovative sessions on future trends, harvest and quality updates, live chef demos and one-on-one business networking sessions in a virtual setting.   Other topics on the agenda include: Why Beans are the Next Big Thing The U.S. Dry […]

Dry Bean Scene

The 2020 Crop Production Summary is out, and Kelley Bean Company general manager for North Dakota and Minnesota John Bartsch says there were high water marks for both pinto and black beans. Come spring, Bartsch thinks dry beans will most likely be battling for additional acreage. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on […]

USDA, USTR Name Agricultural Trade Advisors

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have announced the appointment of 67 members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees. The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of senior representatives from across the U.S. agricultural community who provide advice to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the […]