According to the USDA Prospective Planting report, U.S. farmers intend to plant 1.37 million acres of dry edible beans in 2020. Learn more in the latest Dry Bean Scene from the Northarvest Bean Growers Association on the Red River Farm Network.
- Market types and variety review, and plant growth stages – Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
- Recommendations for selected plant establishment factors – Endres
- Soil considerations and plant nutrition – Dave Franzen, Extension soils specialist
- Disease management – Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
- Weed management – Joe Ikley, Extension weed science specialist
- Market update – Frayne Olson, Extension crops economist
According to the USDA Prospective Planting report, U.S. farmers intend to plant 1.37 million acres of dry edible beans in 2020. That is up 7 percent from the previous year’s 1.29 million acres. Planted area is expected to be above last year in all estimating states except California. Minnesota farmers intend to plant 215,000 acres of dry beans in 2020. That is an increase from 210,000 acres the previous growing season. In North Dakota, dry bean planting intentions are also expected to increase with USDA estimates coming in at 650,000 acres. When compared to 2019, that is an increase of 6 percent from 615,000 acres
Dry bean trading activity is slow to steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are at $32 to $38 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $28 per cwt and navy beans are at $28 to $30 per cwt. Kidney bean prices for Minnesota remain steady at $39 to $46 per cwt.
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The U.S. House approved a $2 trillion stimulus package on Friday that passed the Senate earlier in the week. Hours later, the package gained President Donald Trump’s signature, as coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S. The legislation stands as the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history, featuring $350 billion in Small Business Administration loans. It also includes $14 billion to replenish Commodity Credit Corporation funds and $9.5 billion in separate USDA funding to help ag producers impacted by COVID-19.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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