Weekly updates on dry bean prices is one of key features of the Northarvest Bean Growers Associations new and improved website, www.northarvestbean.org.
The USDAs Denver Bean Market News is the source of the price information, which is posted weekly on the website. The Bean Market News lists bean prices for the week by region, including Minnesota and North Dakota. It also provides a brief commentary on market activity by class of bean. Pinto, navy, light and dark red kidney, black, cranberry, small red and great northern classes are all covered.
Another feature is the USDA Economic Research Service Dry Bean Outlook. Its a bimonthly review of the dry bean market situation.
Youll find all the government dry bean acreage projections and reports on the site, plus a growing library of dry bean production and research information, news about promotion and foreign market development activities, and a list of dry bean buyers in the region.
If you are looking for dry bean recipes for two to 1,000 people, check out the consumer section of the website.
The new Northarvest site is faster than ever before. It doesnt have complicated graphics that take forever to download. It also easier to use. When you click on a headline of the article or report you want to read, the next page is the actual report not the opening page of another website that you must dig through to find what you are looking for
If you would like to receive a free weekly bean news digest that is emailed each Friday with updates of whats new on the website, simply complete and submit this form. Its free to Northarvest Bean Grower Association members.