Beans thriving in Gem County-Steve Ritter photo
Beans looking good, so far
Emmett--Idaho farmers planted about 100,000 acres of dry beans last year, and acreages should be about the same in 2010. Production is forecast to be 1.78 million hundredweight, but with inclimate weather and a late start its hard to project year end totals. Pinto beans will account for 35,000 acres in Idaho this year, followed by chickpeas or garbanzo beans, with 33,500 acres.