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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 17, 1974 ABOVE- Furrow irrigation LEFT Combining the dry crop BOW ISLAND Beans, grown and processed m Southern Alberta, are being shipped throughout Western Canada and exported to the Philippines, Europe and the United Kingdom with four more foreign customers waiting in the wings Ed White, formerly of Idaho, and general manager of the Alberta Bean Growers Ltd plant here, said offers for the sale of beans to Iraq and Cuba are pending and Saudi Arabia and Israel have sought quotes from the plant. Farmers in Southern Alberta have realized a near record price for their beans this year, receiving to per hundred pounds, depending on quality. Mr. White said 28 growers produced beans on acres of land this year, although 300 acres were hard hit by hail This is an increase from 800 acres in 1973 The average yield was pounds per acre, mostly grown on irriga- tion land. Five varieties, Great Northern, Pinto, Pink, Navy and Red, were grown this year. Great Northern was most popular because farmers know there is a ready market out- side Canada for this white bean. Mr. White said about 70 per cent of Great Northern beans will be ex- ported Mr. White expects the acreage to reach in 1975 and that will meet the storage capacity of a new processing plant built in the In- dustrial Park area in Bow Island. But twice the present storage capacity can be readily added to meet the plant capacity of acres The processing plant consists of a large metal structure which houses the dumping, processing and warehouse areas, a scale house and office structure and four bushel bulk storage bins When a truck comes t( it is weighed on the 30-f capacity scale The ti dumps its load into a c area. The beans, because tender skins, are mov vibrator floor and bucke to a scalper which vious pieces of dirt, pods This waste material is into the truck which is ag ed to determine the acti of beans in the load An eight pound samp] from each truck load witl to the federal governmei in Lethbridge to de dockage for split product By RIG SWIHAF Herald Staff Writei and the grade of the 1 amount of dockage a determines the final pa the grower. All beans which are c better quality are stored in the bushel stor Two tanks are used f Northern and one each fo Red beans All other varieties and ty beans are stored in r boxes inside the processii await milling The beans stored in the are moved into the p building on conveyor b first stop is a clipper clea user air lifts and sc separate whole beans fr and to lift the dust out. The beans then go thi ;