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.
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.
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.
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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