U.S. Bean Harvest Progress Doubles

WASHINGTON - Sep 17/19 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean and chickpea harvest is 12% complete in the United States, up from 6% last week, judging from state level crop updates from the USDA's NASS.

States growing more chickpeas than dry edible beans continue to show the most progress. Idaho reports 37% of the crop is now in the bin, versus 65% last year, while Montana has harvested 58%, down from 76% last year and Oregon reports 45% harvested, compared to 75% last year.

Farmers in North Dakota have now harvested 13% of this year's crop, compared to 72% last year. Colorado's harvest started the week at 8% complete, compared to 46% last year and the recent average of 49%. Farmers in Michigan have yet to report harvest activity.