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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.

April Crop Production Report Released

USDA released the April Crop Production report on Thursday. Those dry bean productions numbers can be found below.

Harvest Progress – November 18

According to USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress report, harvest has finally come to a close in most states. In North Dakota, harvest is 92 percent complete. That compares to 87 percent the previous week. In Minnesota, harvest increased from 88 to 97 percent complete the past week. Dry bean harvest in Michigan is 95 percent done, an increase from 92 percent the previous week. View crop progress by state.

Harvest Progress – November 12

According to USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress report, harvest has finally come to a close in most states. In North Dakota, harvest is 87 percent complete. That compares to 77 percent the previous week. In Minnesota, harvest increased from 79 to 88 percent complete the past week. View crop progress by state.

North Dakota Receives Secretarial Disaster Designation

Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue approved North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s request for a secretarial disaster designation. Forty-seven of 53 counties in the state are included, making assistance available to farmers and ranchers.
 
“We deeply appreciate Secretary Perdue’s quick response to our request, because help can’t come soon enough for our farmers and ranchers facing one of the most difficult and stressful seasons on record,” Burgum said. “We continue to explore every available avenue to make sure our ag producers have the resources and tools they need to cope with these unprecedented wet conditions that are delaying the harvest and hurting our livestock producers. We’re extremely grateful to the state, federal and local officials and all the agencies that helped prepare the disaster request.” Read more.

Disaster Designation Requested for 12 Minnesota Counties

A Secretarial disaster designation has been submitted for 12 northwest Minnesota counties. The request was sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue by Governor Tim Walz on Thursday. The letter asks for the federal assistance to help recover from recent weather events and agricultural losses. Last week, Governor Walz declared an emergency executive order that lifted restrictions for drivers hauling propane and liquid fuels.

Harvest Progress – November 4

According to USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress report, dry bean harvest in North Dakota is at 77 percent. That is compared to 77 percent the previous week. In Minnesota, harvest increased from 76 to 79 percent complete, which is behind 100 percent last year. Idaho farmers are 95 percent done with harvest. The harvest pace is at 98 percent complete in Wyoming, 95 percent in Colorado, 96 percent in Nebraska and at 87 percent in Michigan.