Dry Bean Scene

The Dry Bean Scene airs every Friday at 12:35 p.m.
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Weekly Dry Bean Market News

According to USDA Market News, trade remains light for dry edible beans with moderate demand. The prices for pintos, blacks, navies and kidneys in the Northarvest region remain unchanged from last week.        View the November 16 report.  

Dry Bean Scene

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is leading a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Finland November 13-19. Northarvest President Eric Samuelson will participate in the trade trip. Hear from Samuelson and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.   This radio update is made possible, […]

Dry Bean Scene

An upcoming webinar will outline the 2021 dry beans harvest. Hear more from U.S. Dry Bean Council Executive Director Rebecca Bratter in this week’s Dry Bean Scene. This update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Northarvest Weekly E-News

Late Planting vs Prevent Plant

NDSU Extension Farm Management Specialist Ron Haugen says farmers have three options when it comes to late planting or resorting to prevent plant. “If it gets to be really late, one of the main decisions is should I even plant a crop at all and try to collect insurance, should I plant late, or should […]

ND Crop Farmers Expected to Get Greatest Amount of Disaster Aid

USDA plans to use $6 billion for the first phase of the Emergency Relief Program, a significant chunk of the money Congress approved for crop disaster relief last September. North Dakota farmers are expected to get $915 million total. That’s the most of any state in the country. USDA expects Minnesota and South Dakota’s total […]

A Partial Payment Expected for Phase One Disaster Aid

According to Farm Service Agency Associate Administrator Steve Peterson, the crop farmers who qualify for the phase one disaster relief program will only receive 75 percent of their expected payment, to ensure there’s enough money to cover additional losses or gaps in the second phase. If enough money remains after phase two later this summer, […]

Northern Crops Institute to Host Sustainability Webinar

The Northern Crops Institute is holding a special edition webinar on June 1 regarding the use of “Digital Transformation to Tell a Better Sustainability Story.” Bushel Director of Sustainability Allison Nepveux, who leads the company’s focus on sustainability and traceability, will be featured. Registration for this event is free of charge and is open to […]

Prevent Plant is Possible

Northern Ag Incorporated crop insurance agent Jody Miller is getting questions about prevent plant from farmers in northwest Minnesota. By taking prevent plant, Miller says farmers can still plant a crop within a certain period of time, but farmers lose one percent of coverage per day the crop is planted beyond the final planting date. […]

Container Chaos

In October 2020, ocean carriers started refusing export bookings to get empty shipping containers back overseas as quickly as possible and capture high-value imports. One year and a half later not much has changed. Congress intervened and ocean carriers can no longer ‘unreasonably’ decline exports. SB&B Foods President Bob Sinner says that language is the […]


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