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Crop Progress Report – August 9, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 22% very poor, 33% poor, 34% fair, 9% good, and 2% excellent. Setting pods was 76%, ahead of 63% last year, and near 74% average. Dropping leaves was 7%.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were rated 53% very short, 39% short, 8% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 55% very short, 34% short, 11% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans rated 10% very poor, 18% poor, 54% fair, 16% good, and 2% excellent. Setting pods was 95%, ahead of 92% last year and 83% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 39% very short, 41% short, 19% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 38% very short, 44%
short, 18% adequate and 0% surplus.
 
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Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports dry edible bean prices are unevenly steady. Minimal trade and mixed demand persist while growers await harvest to assess yields.
 
Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota are at $40-to-$43 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $38-to-$42 per cwt. Navy beans are at $35-to-$37 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $44-to-$48 per cwt.
 

U.S. Dry Bean Production Estimated to Decline 29%

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the August Crop Production Report on Thursday.
 
Production of dry edible beans is forecast at 23.3 million hundredweight (cwt), down 29 percent from 2020. Area planted is estimated at 1.46 million acres, down 3 percent from the previous acreage report and down 16 percent from 2020. Area harvested is forecast at 1.39 million acres, down 3 percent from the Acreage report and down 17 percent from 2020.
 
The average United States yield is forecast at 1,675 pounds per acre, a decrease of 291 pounds from last season. North Dakota is currently experiencing a drought, which is affecting dry beans in most of the State. Low yields are being reported due to the dryness.
 
For North Dakota, dry bean production is forecast at 6.91 million cwt, down 46 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 640,000, down 18 percent from a year ago. The average yield is forecast at 1,080 pounds per acre, down 550 pounds per acre from last year.
 
Acres planted by class in North Dakota are as follows:
 
                              2020            2021
Pinto –                 532,000      463,000
Black –                 126,000      85,000
Navy –                   96,000       78,000
Small Red –          13,800        14,000
Pink –                    4,700         6,300
Great Northern – 4,000        9,800
 
For Minnesota, dry bean production is forecast at 3.77 million cwt, down 32 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 229,000, down 13 percent from a year ago. The average yield is forecast at 1,650 pounds per acre, down 450 pounds per acre from last year.
 
Acres Planted by class in Minnesota are as follows:
 

Crop Progress Report – August 2, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 20% very poor, 34% poor, 35% fair, 9% good, and 2% excellent. Blooming was 88%, ahead of 76% last year, and equal to average. Setting pods was 60%, ahead of 44% last year, and near 58% average.

Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were rated 45% very short, 46% short, 9% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 50% very short, 36% short, 14% adequate, and 0% surplus.

In Minnesota, dry beans rated 9% very poor, 19% poor, 52% fair, 20% good, and 0% excellent. Blooming was 96%, ahead of 95% last year, and 88% average. Setting pods was 83%, ahead of 76% last year, and 61% average.

Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 42% very short, 39% short, 19% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 39% very short, 42% short, 19% adequate and 0% surplus.

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A Variety of Dry Beans Bought by USDA

USDA has 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 77,280 CS of Great Northerns, 82,320 CS of ligh red kidneys and 458,560 CS of pintos. The total purchase is valued at more than $6.9 million.
 

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports most dry bean prices remain firm on mixed demand and minimal trade. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota are at $40-to-$43 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $38-to-$41 per cwt. Navy beans are at $35-to-$38 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $44-to-$48 per cwt.
 

Crop Progress Report – July 26, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 15% very poor, 34% poor, 38% fair, 11% good, and 2% excellent. Blooming was 76%, ahead of 69% last year, but near 78% average. Setting pods was 29%, ahead of 24% last year.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were rated 41% very short, 46% short, 13% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 51% very short, 34% short, 15% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans were 90% blooming and 63% setting pods. Dry bean condition declined to 26% good to excellent, compared to the previous week’s 30%.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 37% very short, 44% short, 19% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 32% very short, 48% short, 20% adequate and 0% surplus.
 
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Navy Beans Sought by USDA

USDA is seeking 188,160 CS of navy beans as part of a Section 32 purchase. Bids are due August 5. For more information, click here.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

USDA Market News reports most dry bean prices the Minn-Dak region are mostly unchanged from the previous week. Grower prices for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $36-to-$40 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $36-to-$40 per cwt. Navy beans are at $33-to-$36 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $44-to-$48 per cwt.
 

Crop Progress Report – July 19, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition in North Dakota rated 18% very poor, 33% poor, 36% fair, 12% good, and 1% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 42%, behind 53% last year and 56% average. Setting pods was 5%, behind 11% last year.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota were rated 41% very short, 45% short, 13% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 47% very short, 36% short, 17% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry beans were 74% blooming and 31% setting pods. Dry bean condition declined to 30% good to excellent, compared to the previous week’s 40%.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated 31% very short, 47% short, 22% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 28% very short, 51% short, 21% adequate and 0% surplus.
 
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