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Dry bean yields higher than expected


Michigan dry bean growers have been pleasantly surprised by yields in recent weeks.

ADM edible bean grower relations manager Neil French tells Brownfield up to 70 percent of the crop has been harvested in the Saginaw Bay region.

“We normally have better yields, but this year we thought they were going to be a lot worse than what they were,” he shares. “They’re still below average, but they’re very respectable and quality is top-notch.”

French says expectations had been low because excessively wet conditions in the Thumb caused some fields to be abandoned and stands looked less than ideal.

Dry bean yields higher than expected