Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is underway in Minnesota and North Dakota. In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, hear from New Rockford, ND farmer Jeff Schafer and Stephen, MN farmer Betsy Jensen. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Early Dry Bean Harvest is a Mixed Bag

The edible bean market is poised for below average production, judging by the prices, which still are strong as farmers begin their harvest, said Tim Courneya, Northarvest Bean Growers executive vice president.   “They aren’t backing off,” he said. “We planted enough beans to be a little more bearish but the markets are bulled up.” […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports that trade remains mostly light, though higher than recent reports, with good demand compared to last week. New crop prices for all pulses remain steady to firm. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota are at $45-to-$47 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $45 per cwt. […]

Crop Progress Report – Sept. 13, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 16% very poor, 30% poor, 37% fair, 16% good, and 1% excellent. Dropping leaves was 93%, ahead of 88% last year, and near 89% average. Harvested was 39%, ahead of 26% last year and 32% average.   Topsoil moisture supplies in […]

Job Opening: Dry Bean Research Specialist

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a research specialist to assist in the dry bean breeding/genetics program. Candidate is expected to participate in all the field, greenhouse, and laboratory activities involved in a breeding program. This includes the planning, organizing, and conducting of experiments under the supervision of the […]

Dry Bean Scene

  Dry bean harvest is underway in Minnesota and North Dakota. In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, Jared Hagert of Emerado, North Dakota and crop consultant Mark Huso provide a harvest update. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.  

Sample Dry Beans for Cyst Nematode

We recommend that dry edible bean growers soil sample their fields for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). This is particularly important in Southeastern and East Central North Dakota, where SCN is most commonly found in the state.   Like soybeans, dry edible beans are susceptible to SCN. Also like soybeans, above-ground symptoms of infected dry edible […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports that grower prices remains mostly light, though higher than recent reports, with mixed demand. New crop prices for all pulses remain steady to firm.   Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota are at $42-to-$47 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $42-to-$45 per cwt. Navy beans […]

Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is underway in Minnesota and North Dakota, about 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule in some cases. In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, Norm Krause of Staples, Minnesota and Tom Kennelly of Grafton, North Dakota provide harvest update. This radio program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.