Dry Bean Scene

Warm and dry weather is allowing farmers to get the dry edible bean crop in the ground. Kelley Bean Company general manager in Minnesota and North Dakota John Bartsch says the start of planting was later than usual. A few acres have been switched from soybeans to dry beans. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.

Dry Bean Scene

USDA is distributing a new round of Market Facilitation Program payments, and dry edible beans will receive a piece of those funds. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Farmers are making making dry bean planting progress at 23 percent in North Dakota and 14 percent in Minnesota. However, spot fertilizer shortages are starting to pop up. Get the details in the latest Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Farmers are making planting progress. Northarvest Bean Growers Association Past President Tom Kennelly, who farms at Grafton, ND, is putting dry beans in the ground. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Vice President Mike Pence met with farmers in rural Glyndon, Minnesota. Dry beans were apart of the conversation, as Borup farmer Mark Harless had the opportunity to speak with Pence. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Farmers Advised to File Claims with Karlstad Elevator Closure

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture received notice from the Karlstad Farmers Elevator that their doors are closing. Therefore, MDA is advising farmers who have not received payment or had grain stored at the elevator to file a bond claim.
 
The elevator holds a $70,000 bond with the Department to help mitigate losses upon closure. Supportive documents such as scale tickets, purchase agreements, contracts and warehouse receipts should be included. The MDA will review all submitted claims, and the deadline is dependent on the date of non-payment.

Thrifty Thursday: Cheesy Pasta and Bean Bake

Did you know that for less than $10 you can make a delicious and nutritious meal for the entire family? This past week, Northarvest Director of Domestic Marketing & Communication Megan Myrdal was on North Dakota Today featuring cheesy past and bean bake.
 
Using beans as a protein is a great a way to reduce the cost of any hotdish recipe. Additionally, a serving of beans is significantly less than a serving of meat.
 

Crop Progress – May 6

North Dakota farmers made planting progress over the last week, with reports of wheat, corn, canola and other crops being planted. Dry bean plantings are reported at one percent, unchanged from the previous week and near two percent average.
 
Just two days were suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota, but farmers across the state made progress with fertilizer application and planting. A few reports of dry beans going into the ground were received.
 
Farmers ranging from the Pacific Northwest to Michigan have begun the 2019 planting season. USDA is reporting 15 percent of the Montana dry bean crop is planted, compared to six percent one week ago. Wyoming dry bean farmers also began planting with one percent complete.
 
Stay up to date on the latest Crop Progress reports by clicking here.

Dry Bean Scene

In the western states, dry bean acres are expected to be down this year. That’s according to Larry Lande of Northern Feed and Bean in Lucerne, Colorado. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.