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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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.

Dry Bean Scene

Farmers across North Dakota and Minnesota are beginning spring fieldwork. 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

NDSU Soil Health is bringing a new SHARE Farm site to Larimore, North Dakota, where utilizing cover crops in a pinto bean rotation will be one focus. 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

Each week, the Northarvest Bean Growers Association brings growers the latest news on markets, trade, crop conditions and more. 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

North Dakota and Minnesota dry bean growers were in Washington D.C. this week for the U.S. Dry Bean Council Fly-In. U.S. Dry Bean Council director and Webster, North Dakota farmer Kevin Regan says trade remains the top priority for the industry. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Heavy snowpack and flooding are causing logistical issues in the movement of dry beans. Johnstown Bean Company general manager Dylan Karley says since January, rail service has fell further and further behind. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network., made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Trade and farm bill implementation remain top policy priorities for agriculture. Senator John Hoeven hosted a roundtable discussion about those topics with North Dakota agriculture groups in Bismarck. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

For the current marketing year, export sales of dry edible beans into Mexico have been slow. That according to NDSU Extension crops economist Frayne Olson. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

North Dakota State University plant pathologist Julie Pasche is taking an integrated approach to dry bean disease management. Listen to more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.