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Drought Conditions Continue to Expand

Nearly 97 percent of North Dakota is suffering from severe to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s up from 91 percent last week. The dry conditions are rapidly expanding in Minnesota. Seventy-two percent of the state is dealing with severe, extreme or exceptional drought, up from 52 percent last week. Ninety-nine percent of the spring wheat crop is in drought. Thirty-six percent of the corn and 31 percent of the soybeans nationwide are dealing with the drought conditions. Thirty-two percent of the U.S. cattle inventory are also faced with the lack of moisture.
 

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports most dry bean prices the Min-Dak region unchanged from the previous week. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $36-to-$40 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $36-to-$38 per cwt. Navy beans are at $33 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $44-to-$47 per cwt. Dry bean contracted product continues to move steadily. New trade remains light as many wait to estimate new crop yield, according to numerous industry contacts. Demand continues to vary as abnormally high temperatures and drought persist in many growing regions.
 

Crop Progress Report – July 6, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 12% very poor, 31% poor, 40% fair, 15% good, and 2% excellent. Blooming was 9%, equal to last year, and near 11% average. Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota rated 35% very short, 41% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 46% very short, 35% short, 19% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans were 25% blooming, in line with 24% last year and ahead of 11% average. Condition declined to 47% good-to-excellent, compared to the previous week’s 48%, with the remainder of the crop 1% very poor, 8% poor and 44% fair. Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 28% very short, 50% short, 21% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 24% very short, 49% short, 26% adequate and 1% surplus.
 
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Dry Bean Scene

Hope, North Dakota farmer and North Dakota Dry Bean Council member Josh Ihry was able to plant all of his dry bean acres this year. Most of the crop escaped the frost and wind because of a later planting date. Hear more from Ihry in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. This radio update is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
 

Crop Progress Report – June 14, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition rated 11% very poor, 19% poor, 51% fair, 17% good, and 2% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 98%, ahead of 86% last year and 93% average. Emerged was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year, and near 71% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 37% short, 35% adequate, and 3% surplus in North Dakota. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 35% very short, 35% short, 29% adequate, and 1% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry bean planting was nearly complete at 97%, with 93% of the crop emerged.The first dry bean condition rating of the season was 0% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 48% good and 15% excellent.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 45% short, 35% adequate and 1% surplus in Minnesota. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 13% very short, 44% short, 42% adequate and 1% surplus.
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 80% emerged and rated 44% good to excellent; Washington is 92% emerged and rated 22% good to excellent; Wyoming is is 40% emerged and 85% planted; Colorado is is 29% emerged and 72% planted; Nebraska is is 46% emerged and 74% planted; and Michigan is is 29% emerged and 79% planted.
 
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Dry Bean Scene

Like many parts of the Northern Plains, conditions are dry in the Clear Lake, Minnesota area. Minnesota Dry Bean Council director and farmer Ryan Peterson normally doesn’t start irrigating crops until the Fourth of July. But this year the water has been turned on since dry bean planting. Hear more from Peterson in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. This radio program is made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Crop Progress Report – June 7, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry bean planting in North Dakota was 92%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 84% average. Emerged was 52%, well ahead of 21% last year, and ahead of 40% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 49% very short, 35% short, 14% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 53% very short, 27% short, 20% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
The Minnesota dry bean crop was 95% planted, ahead of 91% last year and 87% average. Emergence was 84%, well ahead of 63% last year and 54% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10% very short, 41% short, 48% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 7% very short, 35% short, 57% adequate and 1% surplus. Warm and dry conditions continue to be reported
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 91% planted and 75% emerged; Washington is 89% emerged; Montana is 85% planted and 49% emerged; Wyoming is 55% planted and 20% emerged; Colorado is 48% planted and 13% emerged; Nebraska is 47% planted and 10% emerged; and Michigan is 30% planted and 3% emerged.
 
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Pulse Crop Utilization Course

The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) will be holding a virtual course on pulse crop utilization June 8-17, 2021. This course provides participants with current information surrounding the pulse industry in our four-state region. From production to breeding to health benefits and processing, there will be discussions led by university and industry experts.

Participants will have the chance to view pre-recorded seminars, watch virtual demonstrations of pulse processing, and take in a virtual tour of a pulse processing facility, as well as engage with presenters during 4 live Q&A sessions on June 8th, June 10th, June 15th, and June 17th, each at 7:00 pm (CST).

Get more information at: https://www.northern-crops.com/training-courses.

Dry Bean Scene

This week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network features a planting update from Rugby, North Dakota. Farmer Steve Fritel is putting pinto beans in the ground, but soil conditions are tough. Hear more in the latest radio update, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Exceptional Drought Evident in North Dakota

Drought is intensifying across North Dakota. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate-to-exceptional drought covers 97%. 16% of North Dakota is now in the exceptional drought category, which covers all of McHenry, McLean and Oliver Counties and portions of surrounding counties in the north-central and west-central part of the state. Minnesota experienced a 17% increase in dry conditions this past week. There are patches of moderate and severe drought in northwestern and southern Minnesota. 
 
 
*These conditions are as of Tuesday, May 18 and do not reflect any recent rainfall.