Pinto Beans Purchased

USDA has purchased dry beans under Section 32 for distribution to child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programs for Fiscal Year 2021. The purchase includes 2321,360 CS of pinto beans totaling more than $3.4 million.   Get the full details.

Dry Beans Bought by USDA

USDA purchased dry beans for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for Fiscal Year 2021. Included in the purchase are Great Northern beans, light red kidney beans and pinto beans. The purchase totals more than $6.1 million.

Dry Bean Solicitation

USDA is looking for dry beans for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. Specifically, the agency is seeking a total of 381,360 CS dry, packaged pinto beans. Bids are due Thursday, February 11 by 1:00 P.M. Central Time. Questions regarding this procurement be directed to: Christopher Edwards at (816) […]

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

The authentic Mexican breakfast dish is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Pinto beans and eggs add nutrients while green chiles, cilantro and lime juice add spice and fresh zest!   Ingredients 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 1 10-ounce can red enchilada sauce 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 […]

Dave’s Chili

This flavor-packed chili recipe was created by the chili recipe winner Dave Kaiser of Edina, Minnesota. With multiple varieties of peppers, various spices and protein-packed pinto beans, this tasty recipe isn’t just for fall, but is good all year round!   Ingredients 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed 1/2 pound ground beef 1/2 pound […]

Dry Beans Bought

USDA has purchased more than $262,000 in dry beans for use in the Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs and other related domestic food assistance programs for Fiscal Year 2020. Included in the purchase were 6,720 CS of pinto beans and 6,720 CS of Great Northern beans. View the purchase here.

Research on Dry Bean Row Spacing

Narrower row spacings and higher plant populations are trending in dry bean production. Data from a 2018 dry bean grower survey indicate 39% of black and 44% of navy bean were planted in North Dakota at rates of 110,000 seeds per acre or greater, with the likely goal of establishing at least 100,000 plants per […]

A Snack-tastic New Years Eve

Crunchy and easy-to-make, roasted pinto beans make a great snack for a New Year’s Eve party. This recipe has a spicy, peppery kick, but you can use any seasonings you like. If you have any leftovers, roasted pinto beans also make a good addition to salads. Get the recipe.

Pinto Beans Respond to Phosphorus Start Fertilizer

Phosphorus-based starter fertilizer can increase pinto bean seed yield. That’s according to Greg Endres, North Dakota State University Extension cropping systems specialist.   That finding is the result of nearly a decade of NDSU phosphorus-based starter fertilizer trials conducted at the Carrington Research Extension Center. The trials evaluated pinto bean response primarily with liquid 10-34-0 […]