Northarvest Bean Growers Association President Eric Samuelson is worried a dry spring could start the crop off on a bad foot. “Weather is always a challenge, so I’m a little leery going into spring with the lack of rain we had last summer.” The market price for dry beans is steady, but expenses are narrowing margins. Samuelson says there’s interest in growing dry beans, but it still has to be economical for the farmers.
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