Combines are starting to roll in bean fields around the area.  The frost has brought about the questions about potential discounts due to green, immature beans.

The market treats green beans as regular damage.  At our SDWG locations, green beans will fall under total damage on your scale ticket and our standard damage discounts will apply. We are not using a separate green damage discount and these green beans do not count as soybeans of other colors. 

At this point in time we do not foresee increasing damage discounts.  As harvest progresses if the amount of green beans increases to the point that the market cannot effectively handle these green beans, we may see exporters and processors raise their damage discounts.  If that would happen, SDWG may need to raise our damage discounts as well.

Click here for additional information on handling, harvesting and storing frost damaged beans.