Dry Bean Scene

For dry bean growers, it is difficult to make plans for the upcoming growing season given the conditions. Northarvest Bean Growers Association Executive Vice President Tim Courneya says Bean Day is apart of that decision making process. Hear more in the latest edition of the Dry Bean Scene.

Crop Insurance Premiums Due Jan. 31

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is reminding farmers that crop insurance premiums are due January 31. Accrual of interest had been deferred for the 2019 crop year. If it’s not paid by then, the interest will attach on February 1, calculated from the date of the premium billing notice. The extended interest deferral built on other steps taken by USDA to support farmers and ranchers impacted by flooding and other disasters. As of January 13, RMA has paid roughly $8.1 billion in overall claims for the 2019 crop year.

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Dry Bean Scene

NDSU Extension has published research on plant population and row spacing for navy and black beans. Now researchers are working on furthering that information for pinto beans. Find out more in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Complete Dry Bean Grower Surveys

The 2019 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use has been mailed. The survey is a cooperative effort between the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and the NDSU Extension Service and made possible through a grant from Northarvest.

Results from this survey are important and provide dry bean growers and invested stakeholders with information about grower practices in North Dakota and Minnesota. It also helps identify research and pesticide registration priorities. Survey responses are kept completely anonymous. View the 2018 survey results.

Dry Bean Scene

Dry edible bean farmers across the country faced tough conditions in 2019. Now, the focus for the industry is to provide the best quality possible. Get the details from Treasure Valley Seed’s Jim Whalen in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

A Stretch of Warm Weather in Store

A string of warmer weather is in store for the Dakotas and Minnesota. That’s according to World Weather Incorporated Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner. The last of the bitterly cold occurred mid-week and the warmer temperatures should stick around for a couple of weeks.
 
“This weekend and into next week, we’ll see 30 and maybe even some 40 degree temperatures when the warmest air gets over the region,” says Lerner. “But, when we get warm ups like this in the middle of winter, there’s usually a storm on the horizon. There is potential for some precipitation the middle part of the Christmas week. That could bring rain, freezing rain and snow.”
 
In January, Lerner is concerned the Northern Plains could go back into the deep freeze. Trend models in the recent weeks suggest an impressive cold surge sometime in the beginning of the new month. Listen to the full report.

Dry Bean Scene

At the NDSU DIRT Workshop in Fargo, there was discussion about how dry edible beans fit into a reduced tillage system. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is very limited with very good demand according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are at $30-32 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $23 to $26 per cwt, while navy beans increased to $27 to $28 per cwt. Kidney bean prices for Minnesota remain at $38 to $45 per cwt.

Dry Bean Scene

Specialty crops make up about ten percent of the total crop acreage in the United States, which makes dry beans an important piece of the 2020 outlook. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association is launching a new video, featuring farmers, processors and researchers to tell the story of dry edible beans and those who grow and consume them. Hear more about the video in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.