June 21, 2012
According to latest Crop Progress reports from the National Ag Statistics Service, North Dakota's dry edible bean crop is rated 79 percent good to excellent, compared to 80 percent the previous week. 98 percent of the crop has emerged, compared to the five-year average of 71 percent, and just 54 percent last year at this time. Minnesota's dry beans are rated 66 percent good to excellent, up 2 points from the previous week. 98 percent of the beans are up, versus 56 percent one year ago. Colorado's dry bean crop is 76 percent planted, 2 points behind the five-year average pace, but well behind last year's 91 percent. 42 percent of the crop has emerged. 79 percent of Colorado's topsoil moisture supplies are rated poor to very poor compared to only 32 percent last year at this time. In Nebraska, above normal temperatures and little or no rain across northern and western areas continues to stress crops and pastures. 91 percent of the dry beans are planted, 9 points ahead of average. Emergence is at 61 percent, 14 points ahead of average. 63 percent of Nebraska has poor to very poor topsoil moisutre supplies. All but 8 percent of Michigan's dry beans have been planted, with 64 percent emerged as of Sunday, June 17th. Both are well ahead of average crop progress for mid-June. The edibles are rated 72 percent good to excellent in Michigan, where 65 percent of the topsoil moisture is rated poor to very poor.