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Crop Progress Report – October 12, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean harvest in North Dakota was 90%. That behind 95% last year, but ahead of 80% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were 27% very short, 27% short, 41% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 36% very short, 29% short, 32% adequate, and 3% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans harvested was 92%. That’s equal to 96% last year and ahead of 88% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were 4 percent very short, 21 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 11 percent very short, 36 percent short, 51 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
 
Get the latest Crop Progress numbers.

Dry Bean Scene

Johnstown Bean Company general manager Dylan Karley joins this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. While pinto and black bean yields have been coming in below normal, a bright spot have been favorable harvest conditions. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Crop Progress Report – Sept. 27, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean harvest in North Dakota was 73%. That’s near 71% last year and ahead of 63% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were 32% very short, 39% short, 28% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 41% very short, 35% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans harvested was 72%. That’s ahead of 67% last year and 69% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were 9% very short, 24% short, 65% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 17% very short, 37% short, 45% adequate and 1% surplus.
 
Dry beans were 96% harvested in Montana (including Chickpeas), 81% in Idaho, 95% in Washington, 74% in Colorado, 63% in Nebraska, 74% in Wyoming and 64% in Michigan. Get the latest Crop Progress numbers.

Early Dry Bean Harvest is a Mixed Bag

The edible bean market is poised for below average production, judging by the prices, which still are strong as farmers begin their harvest, said Tim Courneya, Northarvest Bean Growers executive vice president.
 
“They aren’t backing off,” he said. “We planted enough beans to be a little more bearish but the markets are bulled up.”
 
A few elevator Courneya called in early September were offering prices for navy beans that were in the high $30s per hundredweight and one had a price of $41 per hundredweight.
 
Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

Dry Bean Harvest Video Released

In fall 2020, the U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) captured footage of dry bean harvest to use it to tell the industry’s story. It also aids in communicating critical production and quality information with international buyers and other key audiences. USDBC 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.

US Dry Bean 2020 Harvest Presentation from USDBC on Vimeo.

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.