WASHINGTON - Apr 26/21 - SNS -- Seeding of this year's dry edible bean crop is just getting underway in the United States, with around 3% of the intended acreage of beans and chickpeas now sown.
Excellent progress was reported in Washington States and Idaho, with 60% and 14% of the intended area now in the ground. Montana reports 5% of its crop has now been planted. Dry bean area is nominal in the state, with nearly all land in the category being chickpeas.
Moisture conditions remain a concern in North Dakota and Montana. North Dakota reports only 20% of the farmland in the state has adequate to surplus topsoil moisture and 22% subsoil. Significantly, 53% of the topsoil and 52% of the subsoils is rated very short of moisture.
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