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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.

Jon Ihry

Dry Bean Production Forecast Cut in August Report

According to the August USDA Crop Production Report, production of dry edible beans is forecast at 24.6 million hundredweight, down 34 percent from 2018. Area planted is estimated at 1.33 million acres. That’s up two percent from the previous forecast, but down 36 percent from 2018. Area harvested is forecast at 1.28 million acres, up two percent from the previous forecast, but 36 percent below 2018. The average U.S. dry bean yield is forecast at 1,919 pounds per acre, an increase of 59 pounds from last season.

View the August Crop Production Report.

 

*Beginning in 2019, estimates no longer include chickpeas.