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.