Prices high as edible bean crop harvest begins
The harvest of dry edible beans, a crop North Dakota dominates, began in earnest during the weekend as many farmers in the Red River Valley left clouds of dust Monday as their combines scooped up windrows of the legumes.
After farmers in Minnesota and North Dakota reaped a record crop of dry edible beans -- pintos, navies, whites, blacks, etc. -- last year, they will be counting far fewer beans this fall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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