MEXICO’S NEW AGRICULTURAL PRICE SUPPORT PROGRAM STARTS WITH A WHIMPER

April 19, 2019

The Mexican government’s new price support program, launched in Zacatecas and Durango, is reportedly off to a shaky start. The program was initiated later than the long standing price support programs. As a result, for the first time many producers waited longer than usual to sell beans to participating elevators to obtain price guarantees. The […]

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JAPAN MARKET REMAINS STRONG, NEW POSSIBILITIES TO DIVERSIFY

April 19, 2019

Content contributed by Nathan Sano The US Dry Bean Council sponsored a large delegation of five industry participants to visit Japan and meet with importers and end users in March. Japan is an important buyer of baby lima beans, buying up to 70% of production. While great northern beans may not rely as heavily on […]

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FIRST EVER USDBC BOOTH AT ANUFOOD BRAZIL IS A SUCCESS

April 19, 2019

USDBC’s booth at the first ANUFOOD food & beverage trade show from March 12-14, 2019 at the Sao Paulo Expo Center attracted 212 visitors and generated 28 focused meetings and 10 new business leads.  Overall the show attracted over 7500 visitors. In addition, the USDBC trade team attended the Sao Paulo dry bean Bolsinha trading […]

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THE US DRY BEAN INDUSTRY MEETS WITH KEY CONTACTS IN WASHINGTON DC

April 19, 2019

USDBC conducted a successful fly in to Washington DC in early April bringing a unified message on the need for additional investment in dry bean research and encouraging swift resolution of ongoing trade disputes and ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The delegation consisted of eighteen representatives from most USDBC member organizations. Delegates […]

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USDBC WELCOMES SEVERAL NEW OVERSEAS REPRESENTATIVES IN 2019

March 21, 2019

As we continue to move into a new program year and prepare for the implementation of new Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) programming, we are excited to announce new talent coming on board to help expand our outreach in 2019 and beyond. We also thank Dario Bard for his service as the Regional Representative for the […]

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BEAN PRICE SPIKE REPORTED IN BRAZIL

March 21, 2019

Sao Paulo wholesale carioca bean prices in February were reported as high as $1,713/MT, double the  price in January. The price spike was due to reduced first crop production and weather related  crop damage. Prices  reported the first week of March at the Sao Paulo bolsinha were  lower, carioca especial (above commercial grade) averaged $1,370/MT, […]

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SUCCESSFUL GULFOOD SHOW RESULTS IN GENEROUS TRADE LEADS

March 21, 2019

USDBC completed another successful showing at Gulfood in Dubai from February 17 – 21 2019. Gulfood is one of the largest international food trade shows in the world, and is by far the  single largest trade event in the major pulse markets of the Middle East and Southeast Asia. As a trade event, the show is […]

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USDBC AND THE US GOVERNMENT FOCUSED ON JAPAN PROSPECTS IN 2019

March 21, 2019

Japan has always been one of the most important strategic and trade partners for the U.S. and for U.S. agriculture. While Japan ranks around 9th among the US dry bean industry’s export markets, we believe there is potential to gain greater market share.  Japan normally imports  between 50,000 to 60,000 MT of dry beans from […]

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STARTING THE YEAR WITH DOUBLE THE FUNDING AND AMBITIOUS PLANS

February 20, 2019

With our funding now fully in place for 2019, among all of the different programs including the new Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), with support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), we are starting the year with over $3 million and several new activities. The ATP is a new funding source for export market development […]

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WORLD PULSES DAY CELEBRATED IN CANCUN

February 20, 2019

We were very excited to have the opportunity to celebrate World Pulses Day during our Mexico Bean Congress in Cancun on February 8 & 9. World Pulses Day (WPD) began with the momentum from the International Year of Pulses (IYOP) in 2016. After a recent formal declaration from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization […]

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