Recipe: Baja Quesadillas

Add some protein and nutrition to the traditional Mexican-food favorite with a tasty quesadilla recipe with beans! Using both black and pinto beans, and even zucchini, this quesadilla recipe is chock-full of healthy foods and bold flavors.   Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, sliced 1 cup sliced onion 1 […]

Dry Bean Scene

The dry edible bean harvest is virtually wrapped up across most of the U.S. Get an update in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the harvest from both Nebraska and Michigan. This program on the Red River Farm Network is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Section 179 Conformity Sign into Law

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed the bonding and tax bill. This includes conformity with the federal Section 179 expensing provision for farmers. That change is retroactive to 2018. The $1.9 billion bonding bill includes $627 million to improve roads and bridges.

Assistance Available for MN Agriculture

The coronavirus pandemic caused major hiccups in the food supply chain earlier in the year, particularly when it came processing and transportation of ag commodities. That’s why nearly $7.7 million of CARES Act funding is now available agricultural producers and meat processors impacted by the COVID-19. Over $4 million is available for hog farmers and […]

Total Rail Traffic Down from Last Year

The weekly rail traffic report from the Association of American Railroads shows total weekly rail traffic was 518,800 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending October 17. Total carloads for the week were down 7.5 percent from the same week one year ago at 226,800 cars. Intermodal traffic was up 11.3 percent from last […]

WHIP+ Deadline is October 30

Friday, October 30 is the deadline to submit applications for USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. WHIP+ compensates producers for losses due to hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, drought, excessive moisture and wildfires occurring in calendar years 2018 and 2019. Drought and excessive moisture were […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

Dry bean trading activity is steady according to USDA’s Weekly Market Review. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are $22 to $23 per cwt. Black bean prices range from $24 to $25 per cwt and navy beans at $26 per cwt. Light red kidney bean bids come in at $40 to $43 […]

Dry Bean Scene

This year, most of the crops are in the bin and there is ample opportunity to get fields back into tip-top shape. NDSU Extension soil specialist Dave Franzen says one common issue being addressed is salinity. Soil sampling should also be a priority this fall. Get the full details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene, […]

Recipe: Mexican Black Bean Pizza

This black bean pizza recipe tops any you’ll find at a pizza joint. Packed with flavorful salsa, spinach, cilantro and cheese, this is a must-bake black bean pizza recipe and well loved by the whole family!   Ingredients 1 10-ounce Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli) 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or […]