Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is in full swing in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Get an update on the crop in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network made possible. This program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
 

USDA Announces Another Round of CFAP Payments

USDA is implementing a second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.This new round of assistance will offer up to an additional $14 billion.
 
Payment calculations will be made for three categories of commodities: price trigger commodities, flat-rate crops and sales commodities. The new calculations offer at least $15 per acre for crops.There is a payment limit of $250,000 per person or entity for all commodities.The sign-up opens on September 21 and goes through December 11.
 
A CFAP 2 producer webinar is scheduled for September 24 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Register here. More information on the program is available at farmers.gov/cfap.
2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – September 14

North Dakota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 90%, ahead of 82% last year and equal to average. Harvested was 29%, ahead of 12% last year, but behind 38% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 85%, ahead of 76% last year and behind 88% average. Harvested was 20%, ahead of 10% last year, but behind 34% average.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans cut are 47%, ahead of 26% last year and 41% average. Harvested was 21%, ahead of 6% last year and 15% average.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 33%, ahead of 17% last year, but behind 36% average. Harvest has just begun at 5% complete, behind 7% last year and 15 average.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year. Harvested was 26%, ahead of 8% last year.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 68%, ahead of 42% last year and 52% average.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 31% complete. That is behind 34% last year and 61% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 28% complete. That is behind 45% last year and 62% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 53% complete. That compares to 26% last year and 62% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.

September Crop Production Report Released

USDA released the September 2020 Crop Production Report. List below are the dry edible bean numbers. The full report is available here.
 
 
 Special note: The forecasts in this report are based on conditions as of September 1. Any potential impacts from the below freezing temperatures that occurred after September 1 will be reflected in future reports.

More Palmer Amaranth Found in ND

Palmer amaranth was confirmed in Barnes and Cass Counties in North Dakota this past week. A crop specialist noticed some suspect plants in a Barnes County field and notified the landowner. The landowner worked with a North Dakota State University Extension specialist, who submitted samples for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth. In the Cass County case, a NDSU Extension specialist found it within the city of Fargo, and it was confirmed in the same way.
 
Palmer amaranth is native to the southwestern U.S. but was accidentally introduced to other areas and has devastated crops in the South and Midwest. It is a prolific seed producer that can emerge throughout the growing season. It grows rapidly at 2-3 inches per day in optimum conditions and is prone to herbicide resistance and multiple modes of action. It is a highly invasive weed that can dramatically cut crop yields.
 
These are the third and fourth findings this year, with the other findings being in Benson and Stutsman counties. Additional information on palmer amaranth and other noxious weeds are available here. To report a suspect plant, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa or contact your local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent.
2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – September 8

North Dakota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 78%, ahead of 73% last year, but near 80% average. Harvested was 11%, ahead of 6% last year, but behind 24% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 62%, equal to 62% last year and behind 68% average. Harvested was 10%, ahead of 4% last year, but behind 14% average.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans turning color was 69%, behind 78% last year and 79% average. 40% are cut, ahead of 5% last year and 23% average. Harvested was 14%.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 16%, ahead of 5% last year, but behind 21% average. Harvest has just begun at 2% complete.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 45%, well ahead of 25% last year. Harvested was 25%.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 37%, ahead of 15% last year and 27% average. Maturity was 1%.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 15% complete. That is behind 25% last year and 43% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 17% complete. That is behind 40% last year and 52% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 48% complete. That compares to 17% last year and 46% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.

Two Palmer Findings in Two Weeks

Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Stutsman County, North Dakota. A county weed officer noticed some suspect plants in a field and notified the landowner. One week prior, the noxious weed, along with large amounts of waterhemp, were identified in a Benson County, North Dakota soybean field. It’s not exactly known how the weed got there, but the Benson County Extension agent thinks the weeds may have been there for many years.
 
Palmer amaranth is native to the southwestern U.S. but was accidentally introduced to other areas and has devastated crops in the South and Midwest. It is a prolific seed producer that can emerge throughout the growing season. It grows rapidly at 2-3 inches per day in optimum conditions and is prone to herbicide resistance and multiple modes of action. It is a highly invasive weed that can dramatically cut crop yields.
 
Additional information on palmer amaranth and other noxious weeds are available here. To report a suspect plant, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa or contact your local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent.

CFAP Details Coming This Week

USDA is expected to announce details about the next round of coronavirus relief payments this coming week. During a stop in Iowa, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the rules will be announced before Friday’s deadline for enrolling in the current CFAP program. The second round of CFAP payments will cover COVID-19 related losses from April 15 to the end of the year.
 
Current program information is available here.

Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is underway for some farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota. For others, the start isn’t too far away. Hear more in the Dry Bean Scene made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – August 31

North Dakota – Dry edible beans setting pods was 95%. Dropping leaves was 49%, behind 56% last year and 63% average. Harvested was 2%, near 1% last year, but behind 10% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 42%, ahead of 39% last year and 39% average. No harvest progress was reported to USDA this past week.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans turning color was 58%, compared to 53% last year and 56% average. 22% are cut, ahead of 1% last year and 8% average.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 7%, behind 1% last year and 10% average.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 31%, well ahead of 9% last year. Harvested was 2%.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 18%, ahead of 4% last year.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 4% complete. That is behind 20% last year and 28% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 8% complete. That is behind 28% last year and 35% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 31% complete. That compares to 14% last year and 35% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.