Dry Bean Plantings Expected to Decline This Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its prospective plantings report Wednesday, March 31. Farmers intend to plant 1.54 million acres of dry edible beans in 2021. That’s down 11 percent from the previous season’s 1.74 million acres. Planted area is expected to be below last year in all estimating states except Washington.
North Dakota dry bean acreage intentions are estimated at 770,000 acres, down 6 percent from 2020. In Minnesota, acreage estimates come in at 230,000 acres, a decline from 275,000 acres last year.

A Slight Increase in 2019 Dry Bean Acres

According to USDA, the U.S. is expecting to see a slight increase in dry bean acres this planting season. The Planting Intentions report estimates total planted acres at 1.24 million, up one percent from 1.22 million in 2018, excluding chickpeas for comparability.

View the full report here.