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Could 2018 be the Year of the Bean?

January 17, 2018

2016 was the International Year of Pulses, a very successful campaign declared by the United Nations with the objective of heightening “public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.” Building on that momentum, February 10, 2018 has been declared as International Pulse Day, […]

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New NAFTA Initiative Targets Swing States

January 17, 2018

The start of the new year has brought a new urgency to concluding NAFTA negotiations and getting a deal in place. The advocacy and lobbying efforts to get this deal concluded are kicking it up a notch and the agricultural sector is leading the way. There is only one confirmed round of talks planned for […]

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Argentine White beans from this year's harvest in the provinces of Salta Tucuman and Jujuy.     Photo Courtesy of Ellen Levinson

Dominican Republic Issues Dry Bean Tariff Quotas

January 17, 2018

In the first two months of the marketing year, the U.S. exported 4,602 MT of dry beans to the Dominican Republic. That compares to 4,941 MT over the first two months of 2016/17. Licenses for 2018 duty-free imports under the DR-CAFTA Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) were supposed to be issued on December 18 but were […]

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