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Global Trade Team Participants at one on one business meetings in Michigan
(photo courtesy of Michigan Bean Commission)

Another Successful Reverse Trade Mission in the Books

September 18, 2017

Our annual reverse trade mission with fifteen participants from seven countries concluded their tour of dry bean country last week. The group kicked off their visit in Michigan with visits to the University of Michigan, dry bean farms, and processing plants, before moving on to North Dakota to tour bean harvest and finishing up in […]

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Mexico Harvest Report Delayed Due to Rain

September 18, 2017

USDBC produces its initial Mexico dry bean planting report mid to late August and resurveys the planting progress in early September to give a more accurate picture of anticipated production numbers. As of this publication, our resurvey tour is behind schedule and just now concluding due to unpredictable and unstable weather systems that have brought […]

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Policy Shifts in China Make an Impact

September 18, 2017

USDBC’s latest market intelligence from China suggests that agricultural policy changes are having an impact. Corn subsidies have been eliminated resulting in a decrease in corn acreage, soy subsidies are up to US$100/acre and resulting in an increase in soy acreage in bean country. Our on the ground team reports an “overall negative tone about […]

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