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Dry Bean and Chickpea Harvest 2% Complete

WASHINGTON - Aug 31/20 - SNS -- This year's dry edible bean harvest in the United States is entering its initial stages, judging from state level crop reports.

Harvest remains most advanced in states with a higher proportion of chickpeas, but North Dakota reports 2% of the crop is now in the bin, compared to 1% last year and the recent average of 10% harvested by the end of August.

The coming week may see progress in Colorado, where 7% of the beans have been cut, and Wyoming, where 22% of the crop has been cut. In Michigan, beans sra starting to mature, with 18% now dropping leaves.

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