Dry bean harvest underway across the country

Today we take a glance of dry bean harvest around the country. In the nation's top dry bean producing state, harvest in North Dakota slowed last week due to significant rainfall. According to the weekly crop condition report from the US Department of Agriculture. Dry bean harvest Harvest was 25 percent complete, well behind last year's 68 but near 24 average. Condition rated 14 percent very poor to poor, 39 fair, 40 good, and 7 excellent.

Michigan also received their significant rainfall of the last few weeks improving top soil moisture conditions. Harvest is just getting started with three percent of the crop harvested.
Fourteen percent of the crop is in poor to very poor condition, 28 percent in fair, 52 percent in good and six percent in excellent conditions.

Harvest has been on hold in Colorado with cool temperatures and precipitation last week, delaying fieldwork across the state. Locally heavy rains resulted in flooding, particularly along the Front Range and throughout the northeastern Colorado

As of September 15, Colorado's dry bean cutting and harvest led their averages, at 52 and 30 percent, respectively.

Above normal temperatures are helping harvest in Idaho. Last week temperatures ranged from 5 to 16 degrees above normal for the week. Harvest is active in Idaho with 6 days suitable for field work. Thirty percent of the crop has been harvested, which remains the last year and an average year by 17 - 19 percent.

Harvest got started in Wyoming this past week. Warm temperatures was coupled with rain fall reported at all 33 reporting USDA stations across the state. Buford and Cheyenne received the most precipitation for the week at 5.87 inches and 5.41 inches, respectively.

In Nebraska dry bean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 63 good, and 13 excellent. Dry beans dropping leaves
were 91 percent, ahead of the 63 last year and 58 average. Dry bean harvest got started a week ago in western counties until rain stopped harvest. Thirty-one percent of the crop was harvested, ahead of 17 last year and 21 average.

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