Dry Bean Scene

The dry bean markets look much different compared to last year at this time, mostly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seasonally, there hasn’t been as much of a price recovery in the navy bean market when compared to the pinto market. Hear more from NDSU Extension agricultural economist Frayne Olson in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

“Getting It Right” Dry Bean Webinar Slated for Feb. 2

Farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to receive dry edible bean production information during a virtual “Getting It Right” meeting that NDSU Extension is holding.
 
“This webinar will provide concise presentations to reach dry bean producers and crop advisers with research-based production recommendations for 2021,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist based at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
 
The subjects that will be covered and presenters are:
  • Market types and variety review – Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
  • Recommendations for selected plant establishment factors – Endres
  • Soil considerations and plant nutrition – Dave Franzen, Extension soil science specialist
  • Insect management – Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist
  • Disease management – Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
  • Weed management – Joe Ikley, Extension weed specialist
 
Also during the program, Mitch Coulter, Northarvest executive director, will provide an update of the organization. In addition, a prerecorded video that provides a dry bean market update by Frayne Olson, Extension crops economist, will be available.
 
Preregistration is required to participate in the meeting. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/events to view the schedule and preregister. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions to participate in the meeting. The February 2 presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.
 
NDSU Extension is organizing and conducting the meeting in cooperation with the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Coalition Asks Pres. Biden to Improves Relations with Cuba

The United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba is asking the Biden Administration to improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In a letter to President Biden, the group said the current sanctions “hurt the Cuban people.” Normalized trade relations are also touted as an opportunity for U.S. farmers. The letter was signed by more than 20 groups, including the U.S. Dry Bean Council.

Dry Bean Scene

The 2020 Crop Production Summary is out, and Kelley Bean Company general manager for North Dakota and Minnesota John Bartsch says there were high water marks for both pinto and black beans. Come spring, Bartsch thinks dry beans will most likely be battling for additional acreage. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

2018 harvest w/ tractor.

2020 Dry Bean Production Increases

U.S. dry edible bean production was estimated at 33 million hundredweight (cwt) for 2020, according to the latest Crop Production Summary from USDA. That’s an increase of 59 percent from the previous year for comparable states. Planted area was estimated at 1.74 million acres, up 35 percent from 2019. Harvested area was estimated at 1.68 million acres, up 43 percent from the previous year for comparable states. The average U.S. yield for dry beans for the 2020 season is 1,966 pounds per acre. That’s an increase of 197 from 2019.
 
 
The full report, including dry bean area planted and harvested, yield and production by commercial class is available here (starting on page 74).

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

The dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace. Rail issues are being reported of being at least one week behind. USDA Market News says the grower price for black beans this past week was $25 to $29 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto beans range from $26 to $28 per cwt. Navies are at $27 to $28 per cwt. Kidney bean prices also remain steady at $34 to $43 per cwt for lights and darks. View the USDA Weekly Market Review for January 5.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

SPECIAL NOTE: The next report will be released after the Christmas and New Year holidays on January 5, 2021. View the USDA Weekly Market Review from December 15.

Dry Bean Scene

Trade, an optimistic outlook and an early start to the planting season are all highlights from the first half of 2020. Hear more in this Year in Review edition of the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

The dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with a firm undertone to prices. USDA Market News says the grower price for black beans this past week was $23 to $29 per hundredweight (cwt), unchanged from the previous week. Pinto beans are up at $24 to $30 per cwt. Navies are unchanged at $26 to $27 per cwt. Kidney bean prices also remain steady at $34 to $43 per cwt for lights and darks.
 
View the USDA Weekly Market Review for December 15. New report releases will resume after the Christmas and New Years holidays.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

The dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with a firm undertone to prices. USDA Market News says the grower price for black beans this past week was $23 to $25 per hundredweight (cwt), unchanged from the previous week. Pinto beans are up $1 per cwt at $23 to $27 per cwt. Navies are unchanged at $26 to $27 per cwt. Kidney bean prices also remain steady at $34 to $43 per cwt for lights and darks. View the USDA Weekly Market Review for December 8.