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WHIP+ and QLA Payments to Begin

More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). These USDA programs provide disaster assistance to producers who suffered losses to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.

Crop Progress Report – June 14, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition rated 11% very poor, 19% poor, 51% fair, 17% good, and 2% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 98%, ahead of 86% last year and 93% average. Emerged was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year, and near 71% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 37% short, 35% adequate, and 3% surplus in North Dakota. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 35% very short, 35% short, 29% adequate, and 1% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry bean planting was nearly complete at 97%, with 93% of the crop emerged.The first dry bean condition rating of the season was 0% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 48% good and 15% excellent.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 45% short, 35% adequate and 1% surplus in Minnesota. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 13% very short, 44% short, 42% adequate and 1% surplus.
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 80% emerged and rated 44% good to excellent; Washington is 92% emerged and rated 22% good to excellent; Wyoming is is 40% emerged and 85% planted; Colorado is is 29% emerged and 72% planted; Nebraska is is 46% emerged and 74% planted; and Michigan is is 29% emerged and 79% planted.
 
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USDA Publishes CFAP 2 Videos

UDSA has published a series of videos to assist with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) application process. Dry edible beans are fall under the Sales Commodities category of CFAP 2. Farmers who have not already applied for CFAP 2 can do so through their county Farm Service Agency office.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

Compared to last week, dry bean product movement is slow to inactive. Prices are mostly steady to firm on moderate demand. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $37-to-$40 per hundredweight (cwt). Pinto bean prices are at $37-to-$40 per cwt. Navy beans are at $33 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are at $44-to-$47 per cwt.
 
View the June 8 report.

Crop Progress Report – June 7, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry bean planting in North Dakota was 92%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 84% average. Emerged was 52%, well ahead of 21% last year, and ahead of 40% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 49% very short, 35% short, 14% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 53% very short, 27% short, 20% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
The Minnesota dry bean crop was 95% planted, ahead of 91% last year and 87% average. Emergence was 84%, well ahead of 63% last year and 54% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10% very short, 41% short, 48% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 7% very short, 35% short, 57% adequate and 1% surplus. Warm and dry conditions continue to be reported
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 91% planted and 75% emerged; Washington is 89% emerged; Montana is 85% planted and 49% emerged; Wyoming is 55% planted and 20% emerged; Colorado is 48% planted and 13% emerged; Nebraska is 47% planted and 10% emerged; and Michigan is 30% planted and 3% emerged.
 
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Producers to Receive Crop Insurance Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if they planted cover crops during this crop year.
 
The Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), offered nationally by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), helps farmers maintain their cover crop systems, despite the financial challenges posed by the pandemic.The PCCP is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, a bundle of programs to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions.
 
“Cultivating cover crops requires a sustained, long-term investment, and the economic challenges of the pandemic made it financially challenging for many producers to maintain cover crop systems,” said RMA Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy. “Producers use cover crops to improve soil health and gain other agronomic benefits, and this program will reduce producers’ overall premium bill to help ensure producers can continue this climates-smart agricultural practice.”
 

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

Compared to last week, dry bean product movement is slow and prices are unevenly steady to slightly firm on moderate demand. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $38-to-$40 per hundredweight (cwt), up $3-to-unchanged. Pinto bean prices are down $2-to-up $1 at $38 per cwt. Navy beans are unchanged-to-down $3 at $33 per cwt. Dark red and light red kidney bean prices are up $1-to-unchanged at $44-to-$47 per cwt.
 
View the June 1 report.

Crop Progress Report – June 1, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry bean planting in North Dakota was 76% complete, near 87% last year and 91% average.Emerged was 63%, ahead of 50% last year, and equal to average Topsoil moisture supplies rated 44% very short, 29% short, 25% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 50% very short, 26% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus.
 
The Minnesota dry bean crop was 92% planted, ahead of 67% last year and 68% average. Emergence was 61%, ahead of 34% last year and 28% average. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4% very short, 20% short, 71% adequate and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 6% very short, 24% short, 68%adequate and 2% surplus.
 
Dry bean planting in Idaho is at 89%, Washington is at 89%, Montana is at 76%, Wyoming is at 40%, Colorado is at 23%, Nebraska is at 19% and Michigan is 7% complete.
 
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Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

Dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with current crop prices steady with moderate demand. According to report contacts, moisture is much needed in North Dakota. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $40 per hundredweight (cwt), up $4-to-$5 from the previous week. Pinto bean prices are up $3-to-$5 ranging $38-to-$40 per cwt. Navy beans are unchanged-to-up $1 at $33 per cwt. Kidney bean prices remain at $41-to-$46 per cwt for lights and darks.
 
View the May 18 report.
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Crop Progress Report – May 17, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry beans in North Dakota are 19% planted, ahead of 3% last year and near 16% average. The Minnesota dry bean crop is 52% planted, 10 days ahead of last year and ahead of normal. Emergence was 3 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of average. Dry bean planting in Idaho is at 63%, Washington is at 97%, Montana is at 45%, Wyoming is at 16% and Nebraska 2% complete.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota are rated 81% short-to-very short. 63% of the corn has been planted, 53% of the soybeans are in the ground and 84% of the spring wheat is seeded. In Minnesota, 95% of the corn has been planted, 88% of the soybeans are planted and 84% of the spring wheat crop has emerged.
 
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