The hot and dry weather conditions we've experienced this summer has yet to impact dry bean contract prices.

Dennis Lange is an agronomist at Parent Seed Farms in St. Joseph.

He says so far, there's been little movement with the market being fairly flat.

Lange notes the industry feels this year's crop will be smaller than average, but many are unwilling to move on price until harvest begins and indications of yield start coming in.

Lange notes the Manitoba edible bean crop is continuing to hang on despite no significant rainfall in several weeks.

He adds now is the time for a shower or two as many fields are podding and filling.