Dry Bean Scene

Planting is moving right along in the Perham, Minnesota area. Professional Agronomy Services agronomist Brad Guck says soil conditions have been favorable thanks to early spring rains. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

“America the Beautiful” Initiative Revealed

On Thursday, the Biden-Harris administration outlined a vision for how the United States can work collaboratively to conserve and restore the lands, waters and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. The report outlines a locally led and voluntary nationwide conservation goal to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.   “This […]

Extreme Drought Encompasses 85% of North Dakota

All of North Dakota is now experiencing either abnormally dry or some form of drought conditions. Extreme drought conditions increased 2% this past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor puts nearly 85% of the state in that category. 63% of Minnesota has good moisture, with the far southern and northwestern areas either abnormally dry or […]

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

Dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with current crop prices steady with moderate demand. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $35-to-$36 per hundredweight. Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $34-$35 per hundredweight, and navies are at $32-33. Kidney bean prices […]

Crop Progress Report – May 3, 2021

There were 6 days suitable for field work in North Dakota last week, according to USDA. Topsoil moisture supplies declined three percent to 83% very short-to-short, and subsoil moisture is pinned at 81% very short-to-short. 42% of spring wheat is seeded, an increase of 20% from the previous week, with 6% emerged. Corn plantings jumped […]

Northarvest Now Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NBGA) is offering a scholarship to the children and grandchildren of a Northarvest producer member.  NBGA is comprised of dry bean growers from North Dakota and Minnesota. The association is excited to offer two- $1,000 scholarship opportunities individuals who meet the following requirements: A parent or grandparent must be a […]

North Hill Group to Lead USDBC WOrk on Global MRLs

The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) has retained the services of North Hill Group to conduct a newly funded project, the Crop Protection Action Coalition for Trade (CPACT), to determine how to best engage and formulate a subsequent action plan to address the ongoing threat of prohibitive Maximum Reside Levels (MRLs).    MRLs are the […]

Now Hiring: Office and Finance Director

Are you interested in working with dry bean farmers who are committed to sustainability and the future of agriculture in North Dakota and Minnesota? The Northarvest Bean Growers Association is looking for an office and finance director. The office and finance director will manage the office database, provide support of all office activities, trade activities, […]

Dry Bean Scene

As farmers select their fields for dry bean planting, NDSU Extension soil specialist Dave Franzen says to watch for salinity issues when making those decisions. Hear more in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.