Dry Bean Scene

Like many parts of the Northern Plains, conditions are dry in the Clear Lake, Minnesota area. Minnesota Dry Bean Council director and farmer Ryan Peterson normally doesn’t start irrigating crops until the Fourth of July. But this year the water has been turned on since dry bean planting. Hear more from Peterson in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. This radio program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Mother Nature turned up the heat this week following freezing temperatures the week prior. Hear more from North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Director Daryl Ritchison in the  Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
 

Dry Bean Scene

This week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network features a planting update from Crookston, Minnesota. Farmer and Northarvest President Eric Samuelson hopes to wrap up navy bean planting today. Hear more in the latest radio update, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

This week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network features a planting update from Rugby, North Dakota. Farmer Steve Fritel is putting pinto beans in the ground, but soil conditions are tough. Hear more in the latest radio update, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

According to Johnstown Bean Company general manager Dylan Karley, northeastern North Dakota will see less dry bean acres planted this year. The expected decline is partially being influenced by competitive corn and soybean prices. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Planting is moving right along in the Perham, Minnesota area. Professional Agronomy Services agronomist Brad Guck says soil conditions have been favorable thanks to early spring rains. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

As farmers select their fields for dry bean planting, NDSU Extension soil specialist Dave Franzen says to watch for salinity issues when making those decisions. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
 

Dry Bean Scene

While dry bean planting is still a few weeks away, the cool and dry soil conditions continue to be a concern for farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Crop Progress Report – April 19, 2021

In North Dakota, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says there were just over 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 19. Topsoil moisture is rated 78% short to very short, and subsoil moisture is rated 77% short to very short. 13% of spring wheat is seeded, and corn planting is underway at 3% complete. Sugarbeets, oats, barley, dry edible peas and potatoes are also in the ground.
 
Snow and rain also limited Minnesota farmers to 2.5 days of fieldwork last week. However, spring wheat seeding is 10 days ahead of last year’s pace. 29% of oats are planted, along with 6%of barley and 5% of potatoes. Topsoil moisture is 78% adequate-to-surplus, and subsoil moisture is rated at 70% adequate-to-surplus.
 

Dry Bean Scene

Questions have been circulating on whether or not dry bean producers are eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments. Tom Hance of Gordly Associates has that answer in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.