U.S. Dry Bean Congress Cements U.S./Mexico Trade Relationship

February 20, 2017

Despite some uncertainty about the U.S. trade climate, USDBC’s Mexico Bean Congress enjoyed a strong turnout from both U.S. industry representatives and Mexican buyers.  This year the Congress offered a robust Pan American market perspective presenting detailed information on dry beans in South and Central America as well as Mexico.  This is the first year […]

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U.S. Dry Bean Council Sends Strong Message on Trade in Winter Meetings

February 20, 2017

2017 kicked off with a flurry of activity as USDBC held its annual winter board meeting, several grower groups observed their annual regional Bean Day activities, and USDBC returned to Cancun, Mexico for a re-energized U.S. Bean Congress.  A common theme among all meetings was the importance of a robust trade agenda to continue to […]

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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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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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