U.S. Bean harvest Inches Forward

WASHINGTON - Sep 9/19 - SNS -- Dry edible bean crop conditions in the United States continued to improve as initial harvest activity spread to more regions, judging from state level crop updates from the USDA's NASS.

The proportion rated in good condition rose from 60% to 62%, while crops in fair condition inched up from 29% to 29% and crops rated in poor or very poor conditions dropped from 13% to 10%. All states for which crop ratings are available account for 84% of the total seeded area.

Around 6% of all dry edible beans and chickpeas grown in the United States are now in the bin, with more areas expecting to see progress in the coming week.