The dry bean industry is mourning the loss of a fellow farmer and bean dealer. Jim Kirkeide of Fessenden, North Dakota passed away on April 20 while fishing on Devils Lake. Jim began farming at a young age, and owned and operated Kirkeide’s Northland Bean and Seed Company. Kirkeide was a member of the North Central Bean Dealers, Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers and North Dakota Dry Edible Bean and Seed associations.
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