White Bean and Zucchini Salad

Here is a fast and easy way to use up some of your garden’s abundance of zucchini. Chopped zucchini plus white beans makes a salad that is perfect for warm August evenings. This recipe published on Martha Stewart’s website is packed with the best flavors of summer and takes just minutes to prepare. Discover the […]

U.S. Imposes Tariffs, Canada Retaliates

  The Trump Administration has placed tariffs on certain types of aluminum from Canada. This decision comes about a month after the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the tariffs are “unwarranted and unacceptable.” The Canadian government plans to impose $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. Over […]

Dry Bean Scene

In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, listen to crop updates from the Portland and Rugby, North Dakota areas. This program on the Red River Farm Network is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

RMA Extends Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Date

The USDA Risk Management Agency is allowing crop insurance providers to extend deadlines for premium and administration fee payments. This allows the providers to defer interest accrual for these payments.   “USDA recognizes farmers and ranchers have been severely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic this year and to help ease the burden on these folks, […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is 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 $38 to $40 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $27 per cwt and navy beans are at $30 to $35 per […]

Crop Progress Report – August 3

North Dakota – Dry edible bean condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 23% fair, 52% good, and 12% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 77%, behind 85% last year and 90% average.Setting pods was 47%, behind 59% last year and 63% average. Minnesota – Dry edible bean blooming progress was just about complete at […]

Try White Bean Pancakes

White beans have a delicate flavor which makes it easy to incorporate them into all kinds of dishes, including kid-friendly favorites like pancakes. This recipe offers an easy way to give pancakes a boost of iron, a nutrient that can fall short in the diets of toddlers. Get the recipe.

Dry Bean Scene

There have been nearly ideal growing conditions for the kidney bean crop in the New York Mills, Minnesota area. Farmer Cordell Huebsch says some blight is starting to show up as a result of a couple severe storms. Get the detail in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, Johnstown […]

Residents Receiving Unknown Seeds from China

Residents in North Dakota and Minnesota are receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds from China. Agriculture officials in other states are also reporting similar instances, and the motive behind this action is not known at the time. The foreign seeds may be invasive and introduce diseases harmful to plants and/or livestock. Anyone receiving unsolicited seeds in […]