Sabolik Joins the Northarvest as Marketing & Communications Director

Danna Sabolik joined the Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NHBGA) as the marketing and communications director on April 1, 2021.  In this role, Danna will lead Northarvest communications and promotions strategy for the dry bean farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota. The association is very happy to welcome Sabolik.  “Northarvest has an exceptional story to share […]

Dry Bean Scene

Some parts of North Dakota and Minnesota received timely rains this past week, while others did not. Huso Crop Consulting owner Mark Huso, who is basked at Lakota, North Dakota, comments on the moisture situation in the latest Dry Bean Scene. This weekly radio update is made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Extreme Drought Conditions Expand

For another week, drought conditions continue to expand across the Dakotas. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, extreme drought now covers 70 percent of North Dakota, including the west, central and northeastern portions of the state. The remaining portion is in moderate to severe drought. On the flip side, Minnesota’s dry conditions are improving, with […]

Northarvest Board Elects New Officers

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association elected new officers to the board of directors, along with  U.S. Dry Bean Council directors.   Eric Samuelson of Crookston, Minnesota is the new Northarvest president. Previously, Samuelson served as treasurer and also serves on the legislative, crop insurance and scholarship committees. He was first elected to the board in […]

2020 Dry Bean Grower Survey Highlights

The 2020 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use provides important data on dry bean production, pest problems and pesticide use in Minnesota and North Dakota. Research and Extension faculty at North Dakota State University, along with directors of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NHBGA), develop the survey form. Survey respondents […]

Dry Beans Purchased

Dry beans have been purchased by USDA for the USAID P.L.-480 Title II and the FAS McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs. The buy includes 360 metric tons (MT) of black beans and 830 MT of small red beans. No offers were received for 160 MT of small red beans. View the document.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans this past week was $27 to $32 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $30 per cwt. Navies are at $32 per cwt. Kidney bean prices increased to $40 to $45 per cwt for lights and darks. Dry beans under contract are […]

Bush’s Partners with Singer, Songwriter Josh Groban

Today, Bush’s ushers in a new era as That Beautiful Bean Co.™—starting with a much-needed replacement of the notorious bean song (“beans, beans the musical fruit…”) created in partnership with fellow bean-lover Josh Groban. “Bean Song” honors the humble, delicious and nutritious bean in a way only Bush’s can. The song drops at the same […]

Grower Survey to Assess Herbicide Drift Damage in the North Central U.S.

Dicamba and 2,4-D drift have made headlines in recent years, but no study to-date has attempted to quantify the overall impact that herbicide drift has on growers of fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops.   A special project group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is conducting a survey this winter to […]