Dry Bean Scene

The latest dry bean production, yield and acreage numbers were released in the February USDA Crop Production report. Get those numbers in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

USDA Buys Beans

USDA has purchased dry edible beans for distribution to child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs. Included in the purchase are baby lima, blackeye, Great Northern, light red kidney and pinto beans for a total of more than $3.19 million. View the purchase.

Not Your Average Salad

At their best in winter, citrus fruits add appealing tartness and a dash of sweetness to bean recipes. Like all citrus fruits, the oranges and grapefruit in this recipe are packed with vitamin C and other organic acids that increase absorption of the iron in beans. Get the recipe here.

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is slow to steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are at $32 to $35 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $27 per cwt and navy beans are at $28 […]

Northarvest Announces 2020 District Director Election Results

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association board of directors certified the mail ballot election results at the board meeting held prior to the 45th Annual Bean Day in Fargo. Northarvest district directors elected include: District 3: Eric Jorgenson of Leeds, ND.  The farm raises barley, spring wheat, pinto bean, soybean and corn. Eric is active as […]

Dry Bean Scene

Speaking at an agriculture convention this week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue outlined the trade needs between the U.S. and Europe. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Speed Up the Bean Soaking Process

If you forgot to soak your beans the night before you plan to cook them, the hot soak method can come to the rescue. Cover the beans with water, bring to a boil and boil for three minutes. Remove them from the heat and let them soak in the hot water for an hour. Then […]

USDA Forecasts Near Average 2020 Net Farm Income

USDA is forecasting 2020 net farm income to increase 3.3 percent compared to 2019. Net farm income is expected to hit $96.7 billion in 2020, an increase of $3.1 billion compared to 2019. However, USDA expects 2020 net cash farm income to be down nine percent to $109.6 billion. Total direct government payments to the […]

Dry Bean Congress Taking Place in Cancun, Mexico

The 2020 U.S. Dry Bean and Specialty Grains International Congress runs February 6-8 in Cancun, Mexico. For approximately 20 years, this event has offered trending industry topics, social events and business opportunities to hundreds of U.S. exporters and International importers of pulses and other specialty grains. This event is organized by the U.S. Dry Bean […]