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Dry Beans Bought by USDA

USDA 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 Great Northern beans, light red kidney beans and pinto beans. The purchase totals more than $6.1 million.

USDA to Purchase Nearly $160 Million in Dry Beans

USDA will purchase $159.4 million in domestically produced dry beans, lentils and other products under Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. This is one action the agency is taking to address food supply chain disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the purchase includes $4 million in navy beans. Deliveries of the products are expected to begin in mid-August.

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 the state of North Dakota. USDA Market News puts the grower price for black beans in North Dakota and Minnesota at $35-to-$36 per hundredweight. Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $35 per hundredweight, and navies are at $32-33. Kidney bean prices remain at $41-to-$46 per hundredweight for lights and darks. View the May 11 report.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

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 in North Dakota and Minnesota at $35-to-$36 per hundredweight. Pinto bean prices are holding steady at $34-$35 per hundredweight, and navies are at $32-33. Kidney bean prices remain at $41 to $46 per hundredweight for lights and darks.
 
View the May 4 report.

Crop Progress Report – May 3, 2021

There were 6 days suitable for field work in North Dakota last week, according to USDA. Topsoil moisture supplies declined three percent to 83% very short-to-short, and subsoil moisture is pinned at 81% very short-to-short. 42% of spring wheat is seeded, an increase of 20% from the previous week, with 6% emerged. Corn plantings jumped 11% to 14%. That is well ahead of 3% last year. 8% of canola is in the ground, along with 66% of sugarbeets. 23% of potatoes are planted. Both soybean and dry bean planting are beginning in North Dakota at 2% complete.
 
Below normal temps persisted in Minnesota last week, farmers still found 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Spring wheat seeding is over two weeks ahead of last year’s pace at 72% complete. That’s an increase of 53% from last week. Corn planting is 60% complete, behind 71%t last year but ahead of 32% average. Soybean planting is at 23%, behind 31% last year. 79% of sugarbeets are planted, along with 5% of dry beans. Both topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies are rated 65% adequate-to-surplus in Minnesota.
 
Dry edible bean planting has also begun in western growing regions. Idaho is 28% planted, Washington is at 74% and Montana is at 15%. More than half of the topsoil short or very short of moisture in Colorado (57%), Montana (57%) and Wyoming (55%).
 
Get the latest Crop Progress Report.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

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.

Crop Progress Report – April 26, 2021

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%.

Get the latest Crop Progress Report.

Annual Dry Bean Market News Summary Available

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.

Weekly Dry Bean Market Review

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 per hundredweight, and navies are at $32. Kidney bean prices remain at $40 to $46 per hundredweight for lights and darks. Dry beans under contract are moving at a steady pace with current crop prices steady with moderate demand. According to report contacts, rail cars, trucks and containers are still difficult to source.
 

Crop Progress Report – April 19, 2021

In North Dakota, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says there were just over 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 19. Topsoil moisture is rated 78% short to very short, and subsoil moisture is rated 77% short to very short. 13% of spring wheat is seeded, and corn planting is underway at 3% complete. Sugarbeets, oats, barley, dry edible peas and potatoes are also in the ground.
 
Snow and rain also limited Minnesota farmers to 2.5 days of fieldwork last week. However, spring wheat seeding is 10 days ahead of last year’s pace. 29% of oats are planted, along with 6%of barley and 5% of potatoes. Topsoil moisture is 78% adequate-to-surplus, and subsoil moisture is rated at 70% adequate-to-surplus.