Flood Damages Pinto Bean Acres, Assessment Remains
The United States Dry Bean Council provided a recent update on the floods in Durango-Mexico, which is one of the largest Mexican pinto bean growing regions. Reports indicate up to 100,000 acres have been planted of pinto beans #Saltillo and damage assessments are in progress. 10 different municipalities have been affected by the floods and soil conditions are extremely poor. With only 3 weeks left to replant damaged pinto bean acres, Domestic Mexican consumption and supply issues will be front & center for industry participants in the coming weeks. United States pinto bean growers, processors, and exporters are expected to attend more church in the coming days if the flood damage assessment comes back more negative and soil conditions do not improve in time for replanting.