Providing Input into Farm Bill Implementation

USDA will host a Farm Bill listening session February 26, 2019 at 9 a.m. in Washing, D.C. The public is invited to offer input on the programs overseen by the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. The three agencies are looking for ideas to simplify farm program implementation and improve […]

A Slow Start to Spring

After a long, tough fall, farmers are hoping for an early spring. DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson did not paint a very optimistic picture during the Northern Corn and Soy Expo. “I’m concerned about spring being late to get underway. We’ve had a big influence by a pretty large-scale round of low pressure, and there is […]

USDA Market News

USDA Market News

The weekly USDA Dry Bean, Pea and Lentil market news is reporting grower prices in the Northarvest Region remain unchanged from last week. Pinto prices are at $21 to $22. Dark Red Kidney’s at $35 to $36. Blacks are priced from $25 to $26 and Navy’s are priced from $21 to $22 to the grower. Trading […]

Funding Will Help USDBC Reach New Markets

Support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has helped the U.S. Dry Bean Council to surpass historical export development funding levels, receiving over $3 million through various funding mechanisms for the 2019 program year. This includes the Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Market Development (FMD), the Emerging Markets Program (EMP), the Global Broad-Based Initiatives (GBI) program […]

Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

World Pulses Day

February 10 is World Pulses Day, which celebrates pulses around the globe. As one of the most sustainable, nutritious and affordable foods worldwide, beans figure prominently in nearly all cultures. Celebrate World Pulses Day by adding some quick global flavor to a pot of beans.   Pair great northern beans with pasta, garlic, onions and […]

Dry Bean Tender

USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service has issued the following solicitation for various classes of dry beans for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. Bids are due Tuesday, February 19. View the solicitation. 

USDA Market News

USDA Market News

Compared to a week ago, trading activity was slow with very light demand. Contract product is moving steady. Mexican peso per US dollar exchange rate is 19.0501. View the report.