U.S. Beans in Mostly Good Condition

WASHINGTON - Jul 15/19 - SNS -- Dry edible bean crops in the United States are in mostly good condition, judging from state level crop updates from the USDA's NASS.

North Dakota is the most important producing state. Crops there are 79% good to excellent and 21% fair. In Minnesota crops are rated 64% good to excellent and 30% fair and 6% poor or very poor. Beans in Michigan are 64% good to excellent, 23% fair, and 13% poor or very poor.

Those three states account for 73% of this year's dry edible bean area, while all states for which crop ratings are available account for 84% of the total seeded area.