Trade Team Ready to Head to the UK – Pre Brexit

December 20, 2019

A team of three industry delegates will head to the UK representing the U.S. Dry Bean Council, for a packed week of business meetings with buyers and industry representatives in Manchester and London. The mission will wrap up with a visit to The Trade Division of the EU Parliament in Brussels where delegates will get […]

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Philippine Barangay Nutrition Scholars Learn About U.S. Pulses

December 20, 2019

By: Dee Richmond USDDBC’s Southeast Asian office has been working closely with the Nutrition Dietician Association in Davao, Philippines, to train Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) on the benefits and preparation of U.S. dry beans and other pulses in ongoing work to increase consumption. BNS are health workers employed by the City Nutrition Office. They cover […]

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The Art of Beans and Todo con Frijol Promotional Campaigns Take Colombia by Storm

December 20, 2019

We have been reporting on the increase in coverage and programming in Colombia over the past year. Support from USDA FAS’ Emerging Market (EMP) and Agricultural Trade Promotion Programs has allowed us to launch several different marketing programs and make a name for ourselves in many major Colombian cities. Our marketing programs are multi media […]

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USDBC Participates in Global Child Nutrition Annual Forum in Cambodia

December 20, 2019

USDBC’s Food Aid Representative was a delegate to The Global Child Nutrition Forum’s (GCNF) Annual Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia December 2 – 6, 2019. GCNF is the largest international conference on school meals in the world and provides an opportunity for implementers to share experiences with school meal programs and learn what others are […]

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Turkey Trade Mission Reveals Future Opportunities

November 22, 2019

  Trade dynamics with Turkey can be challenging and influenced by numerous variables. We are optimistic about reports from a USDBC trade delegation that returned from Turkey last week confirming that contacts remain strong as does interest in purchasing US dry beans. Turkey’s own domestic dry bean production has been declining over the past decade […]

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Mexico Bean Production Numbers Continue Decline

November 22, 2019

According to our Mexican market intelligence, as of November, Mexican dry bean production estimates have continued to the decline as harvest is wrapping up. In Chihuahua, some lots were not even harvested due to frost that occurred at the end of October and first week of November. Pinto beans are practically sold out. Zacatecas is […]

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China Bean Production Facing Challenges

November 22, 2019

China’s bean harvest  runs from late August until late October/mid November. Due to rain in Southwest and North China and low temperatures in the north from July to September, the overall production of dry beans was a slightly lower than what industry projected at the China Pulse Conference held in August this year. The USDBC […]

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USDBC Receives 2020 Global Trade Funding Allocation

November 22, 2019

USDBC will be receiving a grant of around $1.1 million in Market Access (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program funding to promote global trade in 2020 from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). With anticipated additional funding from Emerging Markets and Global Broad Based Initiatives Programs, as well as Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funding that […]

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SECOND ASSESSMENT CONFIRMS SHORT CROP IN MEXICO

October 21, 2019

Our re-survey of the Mexican 2019 Spring-Summer dry bean crop confirmed definitively that the bean planting surface was reduced as a result of the drought from June-August, the critical growing period. As a result, production is estimated at 417,101 MT, 54% less than SIAP’s (Mexican agricultural data Secretariat) estimates and 52.5% less than the average […]

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