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Buxton plant adds storage, starts handling black beans

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Beans have long been big here, and the hill is about to grow. Central Valley Bean Co-op has added five more bins, increasing the cooperative’s capacity by more than a third to 800,000 hundredweights (cwt.), according to General Manager Gary Fuglesten. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks man elected to national Dry Bean Council leadership

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An East Grand Forks businessman was elected to a two-year term as vice president and secretary of the United States Dry Bean Council during the group’s annual meeting last month. Continue Reading

USDA reports N.D. famers 1.6 million fewer acres

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota farmers, struggling with unusually wet fields, planted far fewer acres this spring than they did a year ago, the federal government says. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report last week may not have captured how big the drop-off in planted acreage actually is. Continue Reading

USDA reports N.D. famers 1.6 million fewer acres

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota farmers, struggling with unusually wet fields, planted far fewer acres this spring than they did a year ago, the federal government says. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report last week may not have captured how big the drop-off in planted acreage actually is. Continue Reading

JEFF TIEDEMAN: Bean counting

April 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Versatile legume goes well in all sorts of dishes. Continue Reading

Beetle threatens growers of iconic Kona coffee

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A beetle smaller than a sesame seed is boring its way into Kona coffee beans and threatening the nation’s only coffee-growing region’s premiere crop. Continue Reading

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Doeden: Better than dad’s

January 4, 2011 in INFORUM

Baby your beans for a soup the whole family will love
It’s funny that I always seem to think of my dad when I make bean soup.
It’s not because he was an expert with the soup pot. Far from it. My dad spent very little time in the kitchen cooking. Continue Reading

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Horace celebration is full of beans

August 28, 2010 in INFORUM

Event opportunity for neighbors to meet

HORACE, N.D. With roadblocks bookending both ends of this 2,000-person community 9 miles southwest of Fargo, the normally busy thoroughfare of County Road 17 truly becomes Horace’s Main Street during Bean Days. Continue Reading

Dry beans ready to rumble

August 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

With most of the small grains harvested in the greater Red River Valley, farmers are turning their attention to row crops, as potatoes and sugar beets begin to be dug and lifted, respectively.
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The Lantern Coffeehouse opens in Sibley

August 22, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Business will also sell fresh roasted beans
SIBLEY, Iowa Cravers of gourmet coffee now need to look no further than this northwest Iowa community to satisfy their big-city tastes. Continue Reading