Dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with current crop prices steady with moderate demand. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans unchanged in North Dakota and Minnesota at $27-to-$32 per hundredweight. Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $30-$33 per hundredweight, and navies are at $32. Kidney bean prices remain at $40 to $46 per hundredweight for lights and darks.
View the April 27 report.
In North Dakota, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service there were 4.6 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture supplies declined 2% to 80% very short-to-short, and subsoil moisture is pinned at 78% very short-to-short. 22% of spring wheat is seeded, ahead of 10% average, with 2% emerged. Corn plantings are unchanged at 3%, and canola seeding is just beginning at 1%. The planting progress for sugarbeets is 15% complete, 14% for barley, 8% for dry edible peas and 4% for potatoes.
Farmers found 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota. Spring wheat seeding is one week ahead of last year’s pace at 19% complete. That’s an increase of 9% from last week. Corn planting is 18% complete, behind 34% last year but equal to average. 42% percent of oats, 28% of sugarbeets and 12% of barley and potatoes are in the ground. Topsoil moisture is 75% adequate-to-surplus, and subsoil moisture is rated at 71% adequate-to-surplus.
Dry edible bean planting has begun in western growing regions. Idaho is 14% planted, Washington is at 60% and Montana is at 5%.
USDA has released the 2021 Dry Bean Market News summary. This report contains monthly average prices, production by commercial class and/or state, exports by country of destination, purchases for domestic feeding programs and supply and distribution of dry beans in the U.S.
That document can be found here.
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