Snow Slows Bean Harvest In Some States

WASHINGTON - Oct 16/19 - SNS -- Farmers in the United States made relatively good progress harvesting this year's dry edible bean crops, though snow hampered progress in some parts of the growing area, judging from state level crop updates from the USDA's NASS.

The harvest is now 60% complete, compared to 46% last week and the recent five year average of 89% in the bin.

States growing more chickpeas than dry edible beans continue to show the most progress. Idaho reports 83% of the crop is now in the bin, versus 99% last year, while Montana has harvested 93%, the same as last year and Oregon reports 99% harvested, compared to 94% last year.