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January-February 2002

  • Tight Supplies Indicated -- Supplies of U.S. dry edible beans will be much smaller than a year ago and will stand in stark contrast to the high levels of the past several years.
  • The U.S. Dry Bean Market In 2001/02 -- U.S. dry bean harvested area has been slowly trending upward over the past 2 decades. However, acreage in 2001 was well below the indicated long-run trend level.
  • U.S. Exports Up 9.5% in Fiscal 2001 -- Exports of dry beans increased over the past year according to this report from John Parker, a former USDA dry bean market analyst.
  • Crop Down 26% -- USDA says U.S. dry bean production is smallest since 1988
  • Working Together: Northarvest's 2001 Annual Report -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association sums up its promotion, market development and other activities for the year.
  • Always Bullish on Beans -- The Slettens combine good soils, innovative production practices and dedicated people to produce competitive dry bean crops.
  • Hattie Melvin’s Way With Bean Cookies and Bars -- After the feature article in the last magazine about “Hattie Melvin’s Way” with dry bean promotion and work, it seemed like a good idea to ask her to share the recipes for the bean cookies she serves.
  • Northarvest Exhibits at National Extension Meeting -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association exhibited at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) conference in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 2, 2001.


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