Dry Bean Scene

NDSU Soil Health is bringing a new SHARE Farm site to Larimore, North Dakota, where utilizing cover crops in a pinto bean rotation will be one focus. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

A Slight Increase in 2019 Dry Bean Acres

According to USDA, the U.S. is expecting to see a slight increase in dry bean acres this planting season. The Planting Intentions report estimates total planted acres at 1.24 million, up one percent from 1.22 million in 2018, excluding chickpeas for comparability.

View the full report here.

Dry Bean Scene

Heavy snowpack and flooding are causing logistical issues in the movement of dry beans. Johnstown Bean Company general manager Dylan Karley says since January, rail service has fell further and further behind. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network., made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

North Dakota State University plant pathologist Julie Pasche is taking an integrated approach to dry bean disease management. Listen to more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

According to NDSU Extension crops economist Frayne Olson, the dry bean industry is keeping a close eye on export markets in 2019. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

As farmers prepare for the 2019 growing season, FMC Retail Market Manager Sam Lockhart says resistant weeds are top of mind. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Soybean cyst nematode is generally considered a soybean disease, but can be a large yield-robber in dry beans. Hear more from University of Minnesota Extension plant pathologist Angie Peltier in this week’s Dry Bean Scene from the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Tender

USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service has issued the following solicitation for various classes of dry beans for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. Bids are due Tuesday, February 19.

View the solicitation. 

CHS Fertilizer Hub to be Built at Langdon

A new 24,000 ton fertilizer facility will be built at the Langdon, North Dakota CHS location. The facility will include two 16-ton blenders, five big bins and four micro-bins to house dry fertilizer. When finished, the hub will have a 1,200 ton her hour unloading capability.

Based at the Milton location, assistant general manager Travis Peterson says ground will be broke this spring as soon as weather permits. “The completion deadline is January of 2020,” says Peterson. “The need for fertilizer supplies keeps growing, so it will serve the area farmers well.”

44th Annual Bean Day Held

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association held their 44th Annual Bean Day January 18 in Fargo. Thank you to all attendees and sponsors of the event!

“Mother Nature threw everything she could at us during the 2018 harvest season,” says Northarvest President Tom Kennelly. “Now, it’s time to put last year to bed and focus on the New Year.” And that’s exactly what farmers did during the day’s events.

The agenda featured updates from North Dakota State University researchers on dry bean diseases and breeding, as well as market and trade updates.

Hear more from Kennelly in this report.