US Bean Production Outlook -- A private analyst offers his outlook for 2001 dry bean production in the U.S. He sees acreage being cut.
New value-added venture -- A Garrison, N.D.-based group of dry bean and pea growers hope to build a legume flour plant to add value to their legumes. They are currently holding an equity drive.
Colorado industry confronts challenges -- One of Colorado’s long-time bean industry leaders urges the state to come up with ways to make the crop more profitable in the face of Canadian and Minnesota-North Dakota competition and rising energy costs for irrigation.
Do you know beans about food safety? -- Food safety starts with you: So says a Northarvest canner. Faribault Foods goes to great lengths to assure that the products it sells are the highest quality and meet the highest food safety standards. Roundup residue is a growing concern says this canner.
Try a Shanghai salad -- Shanghai salad is one of the recipes developed and published by Manning, Selvage and Lee for Northarvest’s effort to reach college dining services with new bean recipes.
Promotion Efforts -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association promoted beans at several events in the region recently.