Modest Hike in Dry Bean Seedings



WASHINGTON - Mar 29/19 - SNS -- Intended plantings to dry beans in 2019 is expected to be 1.24 million acres, up 1% from the previous season's 1.22 million acres of dry beans, excluding chickpeas, for comparability, according to this year's USDA seeding intentions report.

Beginning in 2019, dry bean estimates were discontinued in Montana and Texas. Also beginning in 2019, estimates no longer include chickpeas.

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted - States and United States: 2017-2019
[Excludes beans grown for garden seed. Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded]
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                    :                                 Area planted
        State       :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :       2017        :       2018        :      2019 1/      :    Percent of
                    :                   :                   :                   :   previous year
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                    :      ----------------- 1,000 acres -----------------             percent
                    :
California .........:         50.0                48.0                29.0                60
Colorado ...........:         58.0                42.0                40.0                95
Idaho ..............:        180.0               185.0                46.0                25
Michigan ...........:        220.0               195.0               200.0               103
Minnesota ..........:        170.0               175.0               175.0               100
Montana 2/ .........:        275.0               395.0                (NA)               (X)
Nebraska ...........:        180.0               140.0                95.0                68
North Dakota .......:        705.0               635.0               600.0                94
Texas 2/ ...........:         22.0                18.0                (NA)               (X)
Washington .........:        196.0               218.0                26.0                12
Wyoming ............:         41.0                30.0                26.0                87
                    :
United States ......:      2,097.0             2,081.0             1,237.0                59
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(NA) Not available.
(X)  Not applicable.
1/   Intended plantings in 2019 as indicated by reports from farmers.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.