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DRY EDIBLE BEANS

About 80% of the dark red kidney beans that were shipped from the Port of Duluth-Superior were grown by farmers in Minnesota, and the remainder by Wisconsin farmers, said Charles Wachsmuth, Chippewa Valley Bean sales and marketing vice president.
The U.S. Dry Bean Council, which includes members from North Dakota and Minnesota, have worked for years to increase the commodity’s presence in U.S. Agriculture Department food programs, such as school lunches, and now they’re getting support from an unexpected proponent –- a high school Culinary and Catering Management class.
Year in and year out, Dexter Cronquist plants several hundred acres of either black or pinto beans, along with wheat, corn, soybeans and sugarbeets.
Edible beans are a healthy way to add protein to a variety of meals and snacks. And muffins are an easy way to do that.

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Pinto and navy bean prices in North Dakota and Minnesota were $0.44 to $0.48 per pound on June 27, Black beans, meanwhile, were fetching $0.45 per pound, said Randy Martinson, owner of Martinson Ag Risk Management in Fargo, North Dakota.
About 55,000 acres -- or 8% of American Crystal Sugarbeet Co’s acreage -- was damaged significantly during the week of June 12-19, said Brian Ingulsrud, the company’s vice president, agriculture.
Kelly Leo accepted a position as Williams County agriculture and natural resources Extension agent in Williston in 2020, a year after her daughter, Devan Leo, joined the McKenzie County Extension team in Watford City as agriculture and natural resources agent.
Pinto and navy bean prices, at $0.37 per pound, are the highest they ever have been in the spring. Black beans, meanwhile, are fetching $0.39 per pound.
James "Jim" Enger, 68, died Monday, Feb. 14, at Sanford Hospice in Fargo, North Dakota, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, according to Bilden Askew Funeral Home in Northwood, North Dakota.

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