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OMAFRA: A 2023 review of dry beans in Ontario

January 9, 2024  By Field Crop News

According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) field crop team, there were 93,161 acres of dry beans insured in Ontario in 2023 – the lowest it has been in at least a decade. Acreage peaked in 2020 at 157,500 acres and has been declining in the years since. In much of the last decade, white beans represented approximately half of the dry bean acres grown in the province; however, in 2023, insured white beans covered just 33,600 acres, representing close to one-third of the total dry bean acres. Kidney bean acres have also declined significantly over the past three years, while black and cranberry bean acres have been more stable. Adzuki beans have a very attractive price and acreage has climbed to an all-time high of over 23,000 acres. |READ MORE


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