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CFAP Signup Set to Begin May 26, Program Details Released

Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will begin after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 26. That is according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who says $16 billion in direct payments will be sent to farmers as soon as one week after USDA launches the portal. The signup window will then remain open through August. Program details were sent out in a news release that can be viewed here. The specific payments rates for eligible commodities are available for non-speciality crops, specialty crops, and livestock.

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.

Dry Bean Planting Progress

The weekly Crop Progress Report from USDA puts dry bean planting in Minnesota is at 27 percent complete. Last week planting was at 15 percent and the five-year average is 30 percent. Dry bean planting in North Dakota has just started at 3 percent complete, compared to 1 percent last week and 21 percent average. The Montana dry bean crop (including chickpeas) is 55 percent planted, an increase from 35 percent last week.
 
In Idaho, 70 percent of the dry bean crop is planted and 47 percent is emerged. Forty-five percent of dry beans are planted in Oregon. Dry bean planting is just getting started in other states at 1 percent in Wyoming and 2 percent complete in Colorado. View the latest Crop Progress Report here.

USDA Hosts CFAP Webinar

On Thursday, USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Agricultural Marketing Service hosted a webinar on how producers can prepare for the upcoming signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This includes information on how to apply once signup opens and how to initiate contact with FSA. View the webinar here.

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.

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.

Dry Bean Planting Progress

The weekly Crop Progress Report from USDA puts dry bean planting (including chickpeas) in Montana at 35 percent complete. That compares to 10 percent last week and 42 percent average. Dry Bean planting in Minnesota is at 15 percent complete. Last week planting was at 6 percent and the five-year average is 16 percent. Dry bean planting in North Dakota has just started at 1 percent complete. In Idaho, 57 percent of the dry bean crop is planted, compared to 31 percent last week. Fourteen percent of dry beans are planted in Oregon. View the latest Crop Progress Report here.

Dry Bean Planting Progress

 
The weekly Crop Progress Report from USDA puts dry bean planting (including chickpeas) in Montana at 10 percent complete. That compares to 12 percent last year and 26 percent average. Dry Bean planting in Minnesota is just starting at 6 percent complete. Last year at this time planting was at 1 percent and the five-year average is 3 percent. View the latest Crop Progress Report here.

USDA is Looking to Buy Beans

 
USDA is seeking offers to sell Canned Vegetables & Dry Beans pursuant to the AMS Master Solicitation This solicitation includes orders authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that are part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This is one, of the many ways, in which USDA has committed to assisting farmers, ranchers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. The solicitation is seeking Great Northern beans and pinto beans. View it here.

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.