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.
 
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What Are You Craving?

The Bean Institute is partnering with NDSU Extension to create two new Instant Pot bean recipes. What recipes would you like to see created?

Sound off on social media using #BeanBallot or email megan@northarvestbean.net by March 15 with your recipe suggestions. After a list has been compiled, there will be a vote for the top two recipes.

USDA Market News

The weekly USDA Dry Bean, Pea and Lentil market news is reporting grower prices in the Northarvest Region remain unchanged from last week. Pinto prices are at $21 to $22. Dark Red Kidney’s at $35 to $36. Blacks are priced from $25 to $26 and Navy’s are priced from $21 to $22 to the grower. Trading activity was slow with very light demand. Contract product is moving steady.