Dry Bean Stocks Report
March 20, 2017
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute reports dry bean stocks in North Dakota, as of December 31, 2016, were well above last year for black beans, but below last year for pinto and navy beans. Pinto bean stocks in North Dakota at the end of last year were estimated at 4.6 million hundredweight, down eight percent from the previous year. Navy stocks declined 12 percent to 1.26 million hundredweight, while black bean stocks increased from the previous year by more than eight times. Black bean stocks as of December 31, 2016 totaled 1.06 million hundredweight, compared to 131,526 hundredweight at the end of 2015.