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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.
 

More Palmer Amaranth Found in ND

Palmer amaranth was confirmed in Barnes and Cass Counties in North Dakota this past week. A crop specialist noticed some suspect plants in a Barnes County field and notified the landowner. The landowner worked with a North Dakota State University Extension specialist, who submitted samples for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth. In the Cass County case, a NDSU Extension specialist found it within the city of Fargo, and it was confirmed in the same way.
 
Palmer amaranth is native to the southwestern U.S. but was accidentally introduced to other areas and has devastated crops in the South and Midwest. It is a prolific seed producer that can emerge throughout the growing season. It grows rapidly at 2-3 inches per day in optimum conditions and is prone to herbicide resistance and multiple modes of action. It is a highly invasive weed that can dramatically cut crop yields.
 
These are the third and fourth findings this year, with the other findings being in Benson and Stutsman counties. Additional information on palmer amaranth and other noxious weeds are available here. To report a suspect plant, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa or contact your local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent.

Two Palmer Findings in Two Weeks

Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Stutsman County, North Dakota. A county weed officer noticed some suspect plants in a field and notified the landowner. One week prior, the noxious weed, along with large amounts of waterhemp, were identified in a Benson County, North Dakota soybean field. It’s not exactly known how the weed got there, but the Benson County Extension agent thinks the weeds may have been there for many years.
 
Palmer amaranth is native to the southwestern U.S. but was accidentally introduced to other areas and has devastated crops in the South and Midwest. It is a prolific seed producer that can emerge throughout the growing season. It grows rapidly at 2-3 inches per day in optimum conditions and is prone to herbicide resistance and multiple modes of action. It is a highly invasive weed that can dramatically cut crop yields.
 
Additional information on palmer amaranth and other noxious weeds are available here. To report a suspect plant, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa or contact your local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent.

Dry Bean Scene

Dry bean harvest is underway for some farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota. For others, the start isn’t too far away. Hear more in the Dry Bean Scene made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Select Counties Can Hay/Grazing Cover Crops Early

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is opening up haying and grazing of cover crops on prevent plant acres to September 1 for 42 counties in the Dakotas. This response follows letters sent from North Dakota farm groups, noting the backlog in livestock numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and large amount of PP acres in the state due to excessive flooding. The 23 qualifying North Dakota counties include: Barnes, Cass, Grand Forks, Nelson, Steele, Stutsman and Wells.
 

Dry Bean Scene

The dry edible bean growers looks good in portions of North Dakota and Minnesota, while some fields have been inundated by too much moisture and severe weather. Also, growers should be on the lookout for both bacterial blight and rust. Get the full details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible in part by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are $38 to $40 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $27 per cwt and navy beans are at $30 to $35 per cwt. In North Dakota, Garbanzo beans are remain steady at $17 per cwt.

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans are $38 to $40 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $28 per cwt and navy beans are at $30 to $35 per cwt. Kidney bean prices for Minnesota remain steady at $38 to $46 per cwt.

Beans Available for Bids in the Grand Forks Area

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has been appointed trustee in the C&F Foods Inc. d/b/a Turtle River Bean Company of Manvel, ND grain insolvency proceedings.
 
The Commissioner is offering for sale: red kidney beans, small red beans, small red splits, small red re-mill beans, black beans, organic black beans, organic black bean splits, pinto beans, pinto re-mill beans, feed beans and mixed beans at Manvel, North Dakota.
 
Samples may be viewed on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day at Turtle River Bean Company in Manvel, ND. This announcement and related documents are available at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/bid

Weekly Dry Bean Market News

Dry bean trading activity is steady with very good demand, according to USDA’s Weekly Market News. Contract product is moving steady. North Dakota and Minnesota grower prices for pinto beans jumped to $38 to $40 per cwt. Black beans remain steady at $25 to $28 per cwt and navy beans are at $28 to $35 per cwt. Kidney bean prices for Minnesota remain steady at $38 to $46 per cwt.