Long-time USDBC Staff Member Randy Duckworth is Moving On

June 13, 2016

After over a decade dedicated to expanding global markets for U.S. dry beans, Randy Duckworth will step down from USDBC at the end of the year to begin his new tenure as Executive Director of the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC).  Randy was steeped in the world of global agricultural trade and export expansion before he […]

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Dry Bean Crop Shortfall Forecast in Several Competitor and Target Markets

June 13, 2016

The last year has been very challenging for agriculture in general as a result of the El Nino weather phenomenon. While U.S. dry bean planting is taking place stateside, our on the ground global market intelligence is forecasting dry bean shortfalls in some important markets. China According to Fairman International Business consulting, it is anticipated […]

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Press Release: US Dry Bean Council Submits Annual Funding Request

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 Miami, Florida The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) has submitted its annual application for funding, or the Unified Export Strategy (UES) to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for the 2017 program year. Building on over a decade of a successful public/private partnership with FAS, USDBC once again requested funding to support export […]

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Record Attendance at Alimentaria

May 4, 2016

USDBC unveiled a special pavilion at this year’s Alimentaria food show in Barcelona Spain last month. As in past years the USDBC pavilion featured a shared Pulse display together with the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council. The pavilion was double the usual size and included several innovative graphics, displays, and samples in celebration of […]

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ITC Report Details Reports of Lifting Embargo with Cuba

May 4, 2016

A new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) confirms that U.S. restrictions on trade with and travel to Cuba have “largely prevented U.S. suppliers and investors from accessing the Cuban market, and new or expanded U.S. exports in several goods and services sectors could occur if U.S. restrictions are lifted.” While this information […]

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More Dry Beans Going Into Global Food Assistance Programs

March 28, 2016

Last year, USDBC re-chartered its Food Aid Committee in response to the growing demand for global nutritional assistance and the return of competitive bean prices. Committee and industry members have been dedicating time and effort to communicating the availability of dry beans to the U.S government agencies engaged in feeding assistance, private humanitarian organizations, and […]

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New Value Added Seminar Now Part of Our Central America Lineup

March 28, 2016

Next month, USDBC will hold it’s first regional seminar on value added/processed products with dry beans. The Seminar takes place April 19 in Antigua, Guatemala and will include participants from technology providers and major buyers throughout Central America and the Dominican Republic. Seminar topics will include; new technologies for the manufacture and extrusion of bean […]

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Brazilians love our pintos!

March 28, 2016

USDBC recently concluded taste tests with slow darkening pintos in Brazil as part of our new promotional activities in that market. Brazil is a net exporter of beans but our recent research has revealed that Brazilian importers are seeking to buy U.S. dry beans to ensure market stability during times of seasonal supply challenges. The […]

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