According to USDA, dry bean planted are is projected to decline by more than 7 percent to a total of 1.37 million acres in 2018. In the most recent Vegetable and Pulses Outlook, projected production by class is similar to the 2017 breakdown. With increased planted area in Minnesota and Michigan, navy and black bean total production is projected to rise by 2 percent each to 16 and 20 percent, respectively. Pinto production for 2018 is expected to decline by 6 percent to 41 percent of total dry bean volume. Great Northern production is projected to decline by a sizable 25 percent.
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