Solid Jump in Dry Bean Seedings



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS - Dry edible bean plantings in states covered by the USDA jumped 23% over last year to 1.59 million acres, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Area harvested is forecast to total 1.53 million acres, up 30% from last year. Eight out of nine estimating States show an increase in total dry bean planted acres compared to last year. Planted area in North Dakota is expected to be a record high.

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
[Excludes beans grown for garden seed and chickpeas]
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                  :          Area planted           :         Area harvested
       State      :-------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :      2019      :      2020      :      2019      :    2020 1/
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                  :                            1,000 acres
                  :
California .......:       27.4             32.0             27.4             32.0
Colorado .........:       37.0             53.0             33.8             49.0
Idaho ............:       47.0             65.0             45.0             63.0
Michigan .........:      185.0            220.0            180.0            217.0
Minnesota ........:      210.0            200.0            201.0            191.0
Nebraska .........:      120.0            150.0             97.0            135.0
North Dakota .....:      615.0            810.0            550.0            790.0
Washington .......:       25.0             31.0             25.0             31.0
Wyoming ..........:       21.0             27.0             17.3             25.0
                  :
United States ....:    1,287.4          1,588.0          1,176.5          1,533.0
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1/ Forecasted.