Bean Day 2004 -- The 29th Annual Bean Day schedule for January 22-23, 2004.
Talking Beans. -- Northarvest's new "Who's Laughing Now" campaign heads to Boston in January; USDA approves navy beans for food aid to Iraq; Mexico proposes program for bean growers with fewer than 10 hectares of beans.
New Markets. -- Bird Island Bean looks high and low for new markets.
Beans and health. -- Researchers find evidence that beans can reduce the risk of some cancers, heart disease and diabetes.
Commentary. -- The North American navy industry needs to look beyond canning to increase demand.