Entries by Red River Farm Network

Summer Confetti Salad

Ingredients: Green bell pepper Red bell pepper Tomato Mango Green onion Cilantro Corn Green chilies Cumin Limes Black beans Making this delicious and fresh summer confetti salad is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’ll definitely want to whip up a batch of this cowboy caviar for your weekly meal plans. It’s quick and easy. […]

Dry Bean Scene

It’s never too early to starting scouting and treating for disease in dry edible beans. According to NDSU Extension plant pathologist Sam Markell, white mold and rust are two common diseases farmers should look for. Get the full details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible in part by […]

Flexibility for Producers Filing ‘Notice of Loss’ for Failed, PP Acres

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding these flexibilities for Notice of Loss on both insured and uninsured crops to enable Service Centers to […]

USMCA Enters into Full Force

On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force, replacing the decades-old NAFTA. USMCA was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on January 29 after it received overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. USMCA advances U.S. agricultural interests in two of the most important markets for American farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses.   […]

Complete Crop Acreage Reports

Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county and by crop. Contact your FSA county office for […]

More Dry Bean Acres Estimated in 2020

Area planted for dry beans in 2020 is estimated at 1.59 million acres, up 23 percent from last year. Area harvested is forecast to total 1.53 million acres, up 30 percent from last year. Eight out of nine estimating States show an increase in total dry bean planted acres compared to last year. Planted area […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are $38 to $40 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $27 per cwt and navy beans are at $30 to $35 per […]

Crop Progress Report – June 29

North Dakota – Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 59% good, and 8% excellent. Dry edible beans emerged was 95%, near 96% last year. Blooming was 3%, near 1% last year.   Minnesota – Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 15% fair, 75% good, and […]

Patriotic Party Dip

When you are throwing a party or celebration for a larger group, something that is always popular and feeds a lot of people is a layered dip. Plus you can pack on the beans and veggies! The layers of this dip were chosen because it looks like an American flag. However, if you want your dip […]