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Central America Marketing Efforts Bear Fruit

October 18, 2017

Our latest analysis shows that U.S. dry bean exports to our key markets in Central America continue on an upward trend. Exports to Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, and Guatemala are all up significantly as of the latest FAS/GATS report. In some cases, the numbers are quite significant. U.S. dry bean export to Panama are […]

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Mexico dry bean production by state, source: CASSMA consulting

Mexico Dry Bean Harvest Shows Slight Increase

October 18, 2017

USDBC completed its post planting dry bean survey in Mexico estimating total production for the 2017 agricultural year will increase 10.4% compared to 2016, surpassing 1 MMT but still 17.4% smaller than the 2012-2016 average. Our technical consultant estimates that production is about 8% lower than Mexican Government (SIAP) estimates. Dry bean planting surface in […]

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Ready for Another Successful Year of Partnership with USDA/FAS

October 18, 2017

USDBC has received its Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program allocations for the 2018 year. After a tough budget fight to ensure these programs stay funded, this was very welcome and encouraging news. Our allocation, not including the GBI Program and Emerging Markets program is about $1.1 million, more or less […]

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