U.S. Posts Decent Bean Harvest Progress

WASHINGTON - Sep 30/19 - SNS -- Farmers in the United States made relatively good progress harvesting this year's dry edible bean and chickpea crops, judging from state level crop updates from the USDA's NASS.

The harvest is now 41% complete, compared to 24% last week and the recent five year average of 67% in the bin.

States growing more chickpeas than dry edible beans continue to show the most progress. Idaho reports 63% of the crop is now in the bin, versus 85% last year, while Montana has harvested 85%, down from 88% last year and Oregon reports 80% harvested, compared to 75% last year.