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MDARD Releases 19th Dry Bean Stocks Report

LANSING, MI - Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) published its 19th annual Dry Bean Stocks Report. Currently, commercial elevators in Michigan held 1,437,583 hundredweight (cwt.) of dry beans in storage as of August 31, 2022, according to MDARD.

The quantity on hand included 688,226 cwt. of navy beans; 576,386 cwt. of black beans; 103,702 cwt. of small red beans; and 69,268 cwt. of all other classes. Stocks account for all beans in commercial off-farm storage and include a small portion of non-Michigan-grown products. This report does not have an estimate of the number of dry beans held on farms.

This is the 19th issue in a series of Dry Bean Stocks reports sent at the request of the Michigan Bean Commission and the Michigan Bean Shippers Association. In August of 2006, MDARD’s Producer Security Services Section assumed the responsibility for issuing these annual reports, so data for intervening years is unavailable. August 31 will be the reference date for tabulation and publishing henceforth.

Dry bean stocks are not included in the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board system of grain stocks reports. Dry bean stocks data included in this report were tabulated from administrative reports supplied monthly by elevator operators to MDARD.

Dry Edible Bean Stocks in Commercial Elevators Report