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August-September 2003

  • Talking Beans -- Mark your calendar. Bean Day is around the corner. Other items: There's money to be made in Algeria, if traders can avoid the many pitfalls, and Indian scientists discover that irradiating beans reduces flatulence.
  • Oh so good. -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association brings scientists, plant breeders and others together to talk about the nutritional quality of beans and how to improve it.
  • Love those beans! -- U.S. consumption is close to near record levels. USDA breaks the numbers down by classes of beans, regions of the country and ethnic groups.
  • USDA crop report -- The government projects production by bean class.
  • Beans in coal country -- Brent Petersen explains how he saves moisture and deals with unique soils to poduce a crop that is consistently the most profitable on his central North Dakota farm.
  • Bean Recipes from Lynne -- Lynne Bigwood, Northarvest Home Economist
  • Northarvest promotes beans at state, national conferences -- The Northarvest Bean Growers recently exhibited at conferences.
  • Handy harvest info. -- Even if you have been growing beans for 20 years, this information is nice to have at your fingertips at the start of harvest.
  • Binning beans. -- With the right equipment and know-how, you can store dry beans on the farm.
  • Harvest ain't over till the grease monkey sings. -- These combine maintenance tips will save you money.


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