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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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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USDBC is Seeking an International Representative – Emerging Markets/Americas

September 9, 2016

US DRY BEAN COUNCIL (USDBC) INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE – EMERGING MARKETS/AMERICAS Reports to: USDBC Executive Director The U.S. Dry Bean Council is seeking an International Representative to lead programs for The Americas and Emerging Markets. This includes strategic vision, direction and implementation of dry bean export development and marketing programs in the following regions: Mercosur, CAFTA/DR, […]

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Press Release: U.S. Dry Bean Council Supports the U.S. Government Trade Agenda

August 5, 2016

August 4, 2016 Miami, Florida The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) unequivocally supports the U.S. Government’s trade agenda. As an industry that depends on exports for a significant percentage of sales, we support trade agreements that level the global playing field and provide new opportunities that result in robust export markets. It’s common sense, as […]

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