Members OK Walton Sale -- The Associated Press reported in mid-October that Walton Bean Growers Cooperative members voted to confirm their board of directors' decision to sell the co-op's assets and to dissolve the cooperative.
Seed Supply: Some Short -- The year could have been a disaster for dry bean seed production. It was too dry in much of the western states and too wet in the Red River Valley.
Any new varieties in 2003? -- That’s the question Northarvest Bean Grower posed to Ken Grafton, North Dakota State Univeristy (NDSU) plant breeder and director of the North Dakota Experiment Station.
Bean Crazy -- Mike Beltz loves growing dry beans -- and it shows.
Few Growing Season Surprises -- Blight showed up in some fields in 2002 where farmers planted bin-run seed. But no new pest problems emerged, says Carl Bradley, NDSU extension plant pathologist.
Cuba Trip Yields Small Sale, Big Contacts -- By participating in the U.S. Food and Agricultural Products Exposition, Northarvest completes its effort to lay a solid foundation to sell beans to Cuba -- if and when all the trade restrictions are lifted.
Market News From Mexico -- The National Dry Bean Council provides an update on bean production and demand in Mexico.