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Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

Mexico Harvest Update

The last update from the U.S. Dry Bean Council on the Mexican dry bean harvest indicated that lack of rain in August had an impact on yield. Total precipitation in August was 34% lower than anticipated causing extreme drought in some states such as Chihuahua and Durango. As a result, the latest assessment projects that total hectares planted were around 1.17 million and not the 1.39 million reported by the Mexican Agricultural Information Service (SIAP). Throughout September, the precipitation did not pick up at the required pace and will likely continue to impact yield.
 
As of the last assessment, USDBC is projecting Mexico’s total bean production for the 2020 Spring/Summer Cycle to top out at around 749,404 MT, 21.5% less than SIAP’s estimate of 954,000 MT but still 36.3% higher than the 592,670 MT short harvest of 2019 and 12.1% shorter than the historic average of 852,102 MT (SIAP). Harvest has been delayed by the lack of rain but will continue through October.
 
For more specifics on bean production in the 2020 Spring/Summer harvest see the full report on the USDBC members only page.
Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

Dry Bean Harvest Progress – October 26

Colorado – Harvest was 92% complete, ahead of 85% last year.
 
Michigan – Harvest was 93% complete, ahead of 76% last year and 87% average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.

Dry Bean Scene

The dry edible bean harvest is virtually wrapped up across most of the U.S. Get an update in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the harvest from both Nebraska and Michigan. This program on the Red River Farm Network is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Harvest Filming Underway, Webinars to Follow

Dry bean harvest is in full swing, and farmers are busier than ever. The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) has have been capturing footage of the action to use it to tell the industry’s story. It will also aid in communicating critical production and quality information with international buyers and other key audiences.
 
When the global pandemic eliminated the opportunity for USDBC’s traditional reverse trade mission, they pivoted and partnered with teams from FLM Harvest and Torchwerks to travel around the Midwest. The photo shoots and interviews include farmers, processors and dealers from four states, including both North Dakota and Minnesota. The content captured will be used for webinars with international buyers, as well as in a dry bean harvest video. USDBC looks forward to sharing the final video later this fall.
Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

Dry Bean Harvest Progress – September 28

North Dakota – Harvest was 74% complete, well ahead of 36% last year and 67 percent average.
 
Minnesota – Harvest was 71% complete, well ahead of 34% last year, but behind 75% average.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans cut are 64%. Harvest is at 66%, ahead of 51% last year and 57% average.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 59%. Harvest is at 13%, behind 29% last year and 41% average.
 
Nebraska – Harvest was 75% complete, ahead of 61% last year.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans mature are at 55%. Harvest was 37% complete, ahead of 15% last year and on track with 35% average.
 
Idaho – Harvest was 82% complete, ahead of 60% last year but behind 79% average.
 
Oregon – Harvest was 71% complete, behind 77% last year and 83% average.
 
Washington – Harvest is wrapping up at 95% complete, compared to 62% last year and 84% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.

Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is in full swing in both North Dakota and Minnesota. According to Kelley Bean Company – Hatton, North Dakota location manager Dean Nelson, the crop is running around average in the area. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is in full swing in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Get an update on the crop in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network made possible. This program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
 
2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – September 14

North Dakota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 90%, ahead of 82% last year and equal to average. Harvested was 29%, ahead of 12% last year, but behind 38% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 85%, ahead of 76% last year and behind 88% average. Harvested was 20%, ahead of 10% last year, but behind 34% average.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans cut are 47%, ahead of 26% last year and 41% average. Harvested was 21%, ahead of 6% last year and 15% average.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 33%, ahead of 17% last year, but behind 36% average. Harvest has just begun at 5% complete, behind 7% last year and 15 average.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year. Harvested was 26%, ahead of 8% last year.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 68%, ahead of 42% last year and 52% average.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 31% complete. That is behind 34% last year and 61% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 28% complete. That is behind 45% last year and 62% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 53% complete. That compares to 26% last year and 62% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.
2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – September 8

North Dakota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 78%, ahead of 73% last year, but near 80% average. Harvested was 11%, ahead of 6% last year, but behind 24% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 62%, equal to 62% last year and behind 68% average. Harvested was 10%, ahead of 4% last year, but behind 14% average.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans turning color was 69%, behind 78% last year and 79% average. 40% are cut, ahead of 5% last year and 23% average. Harvested was 14%.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 16%, ahead of 5% last year, but behind 21% average. Harvest has just begun at 2% complete.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 45%, well ahead of 25% last year. Harvested was 25%.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 37%, ahead of 15% last year and 27% average. Maturity was 1%.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 15% complete. That is behind 25% last year and 43% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 17% complete. That is behind 40% last year and 52% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 48% complete. That compares to 17% last year and 46% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.
2018 harvest w/ tractor.

Harvest Progress Report – August 31

North Dakota – Dry edible beans setting pods was 95%. Dropping leaves was 49%, behind 56% last year and 63% average. Harvested was 2%, near 1% last year, but behind 10% average.
 
Minnesota – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 42%, ahead of 39% last year and 39% average. No harvest progress was reported to USDA this past week.
 
Wyoming – Dry edible beans turning color was 58%, compared to 53% last year and 56% average. 22% are cut, ahead of 1% last year and 8% average.
 
Colorado – Dry edible beans cut are 7%, behind 1% last year and 10% average.
 
Nebraska – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 31%, well ahead of 9% last year. Harvested was 2%.
 
Michigan – Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 18%, ahead of 4% last year.
 
Idaho – Dry edible bean harvest was 4% complete. That is behind 20% last year and 28% average.
 
Oregon – Dry edible bean harvest was 8% complete. That is behind 28% last year and 35% average.
 
Washington – Dry edible bean harvest was 31% complete. That compares to 14% last year and 35% percent average.
 
View the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report here.