Dry Bean Scene

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.

MN Dry Bean Council Election Results

The Minnesota Dry Bean Council held elections for District 3 and 4 representatives. Representing District 3 on the council is Don Stueve of Dumont, MN. Stueve raises dry beans, corn and soybeans in Traverse County. “My experience with the Dry Bean Council and the lessons learned as a grower every year help contribute to the continued success od the dry bean industry in Minnesota,” he says.
Elected to represent growers in District 4 is Ryan Peterson of Clear Lake, MN. He raises kidney beans, rye, soybeans, corn and beef cattle in Sherburne County. “I feel that being involved in multiple aspects of farm research is a benefit as we continue to provide a safe, reliable food source for the world,” says Peterson.