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Dry Bean Scene

As farmers prepare to plant the 2021 crop, they remain optimistic about the dry bean market outlook. That message came from NDSU Extension crops economist Frayne Olson during BeanCon21. Hear more in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

NDSU Extension Releases Planning Price Projections

Planning for the future can be a very frustrating process, especially in times of market volatility. However, planning typically pays high dividends. For most farm and ranch managers, developing realistic commodity price expectations is one of the most difficult and complex tasks of the planning process.
 
To make the planning process easier, NDSU Extension has released its 2021 short- and long-term agricultural planning price projections for North Dakota. The publication shows 2021 price projections for crops and livestock produced in the state and price estimates for future years.
 
The estimated short-term planning prices should be used as a guide in setting price expectations for 2021 production. These planning prices can be used for preparing annual enterprise budgets and annual whole-farm cash flow projections. Cash flow projections are very critical with today’s tight margins.
 
Short-term prices should not be used for planning capital purchases or expansion alternatives that would extend beyond the next production year.The “Plotting a Course 2021” publication (EC1090) is available online at http://bit.ly/PlottingACourse2021 or by contacting your NDSU Extension county office

Dry Bean Scene

Farmers are finalizing acreage decisions for the 2021 planting season. For farmers considering planting dry beans, NDSU Extension’s Greg Endres says the profit potential certainly is there. Get the full details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Soybean cyst nematode is not just a problem in soybeans, it can also be a problem in dry beans. Learn more from NDSU Extension plant pathologist Sam Markell in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. This weekly program is made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Data is now available for dry bean variety trial results from NDSU Extension. Learn more from Extension agronomist Hans Kandel in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

“Getting It Right” Dry Bean Webinar Held

Farmers and crop advisers had the opportunity to receive dry edible bean production information during a virtual “Getting It Right” meeting that NDSU Extension held this past Tuesday, February 2.
 
The subjects that were covered and presenters included:
  • Market types and variety review – Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
  • Recommendations for selected plant establishment factors – Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist
  • Soil considerations and plant nutrition – Dave Franzen, Extension soil science specialist
  • Insect management – Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist
  • Disease management – Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
  • Weed management – Joe Ikley, Extension weed specialist
 
Also during the program, Mitch Coulter, Northarvest executive director, provided an update from the organization. In addition, a prerecorded video that provides a dry bean market update by Frayne Olson, Extension crops economist, was available.
 
Videos from the webinar are posted online at: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/videos.

Quality Loss Adjustment Webinar to be Held

Producers who intend to apply for assistance through the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program will have an opportunity to learn about the program during a webinar that North Dakota State University Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hosting on Wednesday, February 10, at 11 a.m. Central Time.
 
On January 6, the FSA started accepting applications for QLA, which provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The deadline to apply for QLA is Friday, March 5.
 
The webinar will provide guidance for producers on the application process, along with the following topics that will be discussed:
  • Eligible crops
  • Qualifying disaster events
  • Applying for QLA
  • Payment calculations and limitations
  • Future insurance coverage requirements
Register for the webinar and get more information on the QLA program.

“Getting It Right” Dry Bean Webinar Slated for Feb. 2

Farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to receive dry edible bean production information during a virtual “Getting It Right” meeting that NDSU Extension is holding.
 
“This webinar will provide concise presentations to reach dry bean producers and crop advisers with research-based production recommendations for 2021,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist based at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
 
The subjects that will be covered and presenters are:
  • Market types and variety review – Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
  • Recommendations for selected plant establishment factors – Endres
  • Soil considerations and plant nutrition – Dave Franzen, Extension soil science specialist
  • Insect management – Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist
  • Disease management – Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
  • Weed management – Joe Ikley, Extension weed specialist
 
Also during the program, Mitch Coulter, Northarvest executive director, will provide an update of the organization. In addition, a prerecorded video that provides a dry bean market update by Frayne Olson, Extension crops economist, will be available.
 
Preregistration is required to participate in the meeting. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/events to view the schedule and preregister. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions to participate in the meeting. The February 2 presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.
 
NDSU Extension is organizing and conducting the meeting in cooperation with the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

The dry bean markets look much different compared to last year at this time, mostly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seasonally, there hasn’t been as much of a price recovery in the navy bean market when compared to the pinto market. Hear more from NDSU Extension agricultural economist Frayne Olson in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Soil Talk Tuesdays

The NDSU Extension Soil Health team has kicked off a new program called Soil Talk Tuesdays. These are live-hosted events that use a panel format to lead the discussion. Participants can hear from specialists, researchers and farmers, along with interacting by entering questions into the Q&A (for the panel) or into the chat box to discuss topics with other participants. The Northarvest Bean Growers Association is a sponsor of this webinar series. View the schedule and get registered here.