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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U.S. Dry Bean Council 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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U.S. Dry Bean Council Joins Multiple Efforts to Communicate Trade Priorities to Transition Team

January 17, 2017

Over the last few weeks communications with the Trump Transition team have been fast and furious with various coalitions now forming to address different aspects of the agricultural trade agenda. Among the three priority areas now being addressed by the coalitions are: NAFTA, Asia Pacific trade and TPP, and Cuba. USDBC will represent dry bean […]

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Press Release: U.S. Dry Bean Council Sends Message to Trump Transition Team on NAFTA and Trade Agenda

January 9, 2017

January 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon The U.S Dry Bean Council (USDBC) formally reached out to President Elect Trump’s transition team on the importance of continuing with a strong trade agenda for U.S. agriculture. Specifically, USDBC expressed the critical importance of NAFTA to ensure continued market share and competitiveness for U.S. dry bean exports. “Mexico is […]

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U.S. Agricultural Exports, FY 2016

December 12, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service created an infographic showing U.S. Agricultural exports. Please see below: Click for the U.S. Agricultural 2016 Exports [PDF]

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Ellen Levinson Joins the USDBC to Direct Programs in the Americas & Emerging Worldwide Markets

November 18, 2016

For Immediate Release November 11, 2016 Portland, Oregon The U.S Dry Bean Council (USDBC) announces the hiring of Ellen Levinson as the new International Representative for the Americas and Emerging Global Markets. In this capacity, Ellen will direct and lead program development in the CAFTA/DR, Mercosur, Caribbean and worldwide emerging markets. In addition to Emerging […]

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USDBC Completes Initial Mexico Crop Survey

October 21, 2016

Working with a new contractor and an upgraded reporting format, USDBC has issued its initial Mexico dry bean crop survey, conducting inspections in 85 different locations in five states from late august to mid September. According to Mexico’s Fishery and Agri Food Agency (SIAP), total bean planting area and harvest for the spring summer cycle […]

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Market Snapshots: October 2016 Issues

October 21, 2016

Market Snapshots: Issues that we’re following… -The Indian Monsoon has returned to a healthy level this year. Indian pulse production is expected to hit 7.25 MMT for the Kharif harvest (first harvest), an increase of 1.5MMT over last year. Despite the anticipated healthy pulse crop, India still expects to import 3.4 – 4 million MMT […]

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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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