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August-September 2002

  • Talkin' Beans -- A new North Dakota Dry Bean Crop Report to air on area radio stations with updates on harvest, prices and crop conditions; dry bean breeder takes new post; Northarvest bean recipe photo wins award; NDBC team checks out food aid potential for dry beans; and what a Mexican bean harvest looks like.
  • Striving for Better Beans -- Mike Beelner monitors a pivot irrigator in one of his dark red kidney bean fields in northern Minnesota.
  • The Cuba Connection -- The Northarvest brokered deal is being called "historic" and may mark the beginning of signficant dry bean trade with Cuba. A market analyst provides a primer to help you understand the Cuban bean market.
  • World trade likely to rise in 2002 -- The Middle East, Africa and South Asia may push world trade to record levels this year.
  • Burrito, Quesadilla, Taco or Wrap -- Choose your favorite form for a fast, tasty snack.
  • Best food sample of the show -- American Foodservice Association attendees rave about dry beans.
  • French menu to feature beans -- Two week promotion scheduled for fall 2002 in restaurant chain.
  • Ready for Harvest? -- Check out this checklist. If you haven't done something with your cell phone numbers you may not really be ready!
  • How to calculate harvest losses -- Four steps can produce good estimate.
  • USDA Crop Report -- USDA Crop Report for August, 2002


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