Market Snapshots

January 17, 2017

New timing for import quotas to Dominican Republic may impede US dry bean sales. Quota timing has been curtailed in violation of CAFTA agreement, USDBC working with FAS/Santo Domingo to resolve. Mexico Bean Congress is a month away, please keep checking the website, http://www.usbeancongress.com/ for agenda updates, we have some new topics and speakers this […]

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Fumigation Rules May Disrupt Pulse Trade to India

January 17, 2017

Indian plant quarantine officials are requiring fumigation with methyl bromide for pulse imports, including dry beans. Fumigation is to occur at the port of loading and the shipment must include a certificate as part of required import documentation. While this rule has existed on the books, it has not been enforced during times when India […]

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U.S. Dry Bean Exports to Columbia Hit Record High in 2016

January 17, 2017

U.S. dry bean exports to Colombia reached a record high of 12, 206 MT during the 2016 marketing year (U.S. Census Bureau ). Several different classes of beans were exported, including cranberry, pinto light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, black beans, navy beans and Great Northern beans. U.S. cranberry beans proved to be […]

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USDBC to Stay the Course in Brazil Marketing Activities

January 17, 2017

The Brazilian Agricultural Supply Company (CONAB)  is forecasting higher production for Brazil’s first harvest for 2016 – 2017.  Conab expects that low stocks and firm prices for carioca and black beans in 2016 would drive up seeded hectares in the first 2016-17 planting season. Higher yields per hectare were also projected along with increased production […]

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Brazil’s 2016 Dry Bean Production to Drop Significantly

September 19, 2016

Brazilian trade authorities project a drop in bean production for 2016. This is due to multiple factors including: Crop diversification Brazilian farmers usually decide to grow dry beans when they can obtain a premium over the main crop of each season. Despite the bullish trend in the bean market, soybeans proved to be a better […]

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USDBC Recruiting for Director of The Americas and Emerging Markets

September 19, 2016

We are recruiting for a Director of the Americas and Emerging Markets. This is a contractor position that serves as an international representative that covers USDBC’s FAS funded export development programs in CAFTA/DR, Mercosur, Caribbean, and various emerging and competitor markets. The position will start end of 2016 to train with the current Representative for […]

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US Origin Dry Beans Shipments to Dominican Republic Held up in Customs

September 19, 2016

Over the last month, several US dry bean exporters have experienced problems with their shipments to the Dominican Republic. At issue is recognition of the U.S. origin of dry beans that are transshipped through Canada. Under the CAFTA/DR free trade agreement, U.S. dry beans, along with most U.S. origin agricultural commodities, enter the DR at […]

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