In this week’s Dry Bean Scene, get a crop update from the Benson, Minnesota area. This program on the Red River Farm Network is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
North Dakota – Dry edible bean condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 23% fair, 52% good, and 12% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 77%, behind 85% last year and 90% average.Setting pods was 47%, behind 59% last year and 63% average.
Minnesota – Dry edible bean blooming progress was just about complete at 96%, with 79% setting pods. That’s ahead of 52% last year and 63% average. Condition improved to 84% good to excellent and 1% poor.
Wyoming – Dry edible bean condition rated 20% fair and 80% good. Blooming was 86%. Setting pods was 49%, compared to 29% last year and 27% average.
Colorado – Dry edible bean condition rated 3% very poor, 23% poor, 38% fair, and 36% good. Blooming was 61%, ahead of 56% last year and behind 66% average.
Idaho – Dry edible bean condition rated 6% poor, 19% fair, 69% good, and 6% excellent.
Oregon – Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 14% fair, 60% good, and 18% excellent.
Washington – Dry edible bean condition rated 1 % very poor, 1% poor, 18% fair, 63% good, and 17% excellent.
Nebraska – Dry edible bean condition rated 1% poor, 13% fair, 71% good, and 15% excellent. Blooming was 73%, ahead of 55% last year. Setting pods was 38%, ahead of 19% last year.
Michigan – Dry edible bean condition rated 7% very poor, 11% poor, 39% fair, 28% good, and 15% excellent. Blooming was 95% complete and setting pods was 16% complete.
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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