Easy and Delicious Mexican Charro Beans Recipe

April 8, 2020

Frijoles charros (cowboy beans) is a traditional Mexican dish. The dish is comprised of pinto beans stewed with onion, garlic, and bacon. An authentic Mexican recipe, charro beans is primarily consumed in the northern part of Mexico and commonly served with carne asada.

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USDBC Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

We, like all of our fellow agricultural trade groups, are impacted by the spread of the novel Coronavirus, figuring out creative ways of moving forward in this new paradigm. Due to the fact that we already run the majority of our operations remotely, we have been able to keep our programs running at 100% with […]

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GULFOOD SHOW A SUCCESS DESPITE LOWER TURNOUT

March 26, 2020

The annual Gulfood trade show took place February 21 – 25, 2020 right before the cancellation of most global trade events in response to the COVID 19 outbreak. USDBC once again exhibited in the USA Pulses booth within the USA pavilion. The majority of European countries exhibited within their own national pavilions. Overall, show attendance […]

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GUATEMALA BEAN HARVEST ASSESSMENT REVEALS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

March 26, 2020

USDBC recently traveled to Guatemala to assess the Apante or third bean harvest of the year which takes place in the Peten region, in order to develop a better sense of opportunities for market expansion. The Peten is the largest Guatemalan Department (state) with tremendous climactic growing diversity and variable bean yield and quality. According to […]

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The Art of Beans Workshops Promotes US Dry Beansin Colombia

March 26, 2020

During 2019, USDBC utilized USDA’s Emerging Market Program (EMP) funds to organize a series of four workshops in Colombia called, “ The Art of Beans, A Superfood that Takes You to Another Level”. Invitees included Colombian chefs, restaurateurs, culinary institute instructors and students, bean industry representatives, and food trendsetters. Workshops took place in four major Colombian […]

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The US Dry Bean Council US (USDBC) Response to COVID-19 – March 22, 2020

March 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE US DRY BEAN COUNCIL (USDBC) RESPONSE TO COVID-19 March 22, 2020 Portland, OR As a global agricultural trade organization with our roots in the U.S. heartland, we are deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  This is an extremely challenging time for us, for our country, and for the entire world.  Rebecca […]

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USDBC Response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

USDBC is up and fully operational during this challenging time for us, for our country, and for the entire world. All of our global events are canceled through the end of May and possibly longer, we will reevaluate in accordance with global standards and recommendations. Our US and global staff are all working full time […]

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USDBC Winter Board Meeting Lays Out 2020 Plans, Officers Re-elected For Second Term

February 21, 2020

The USDBC Board of Directors met in Cancun, Mexico on February 5 & 6 to conduct strategic planning for its worldwide export promotion programs and conduct association business. With several new additions to USDBC’s global staff as well as new and enhanced programs around the world, all USDBC representatives and staff joined the International Promotion […]

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Coronavirus impact on USDBC Global Programming

February 21, 2020

Our primary concern with the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (CORVID-19) is the health and well being of our staff and industry members. To that end we are monitoring the situation, keeping up to date on the latest notices and taking reasonable precautions. New travel and event restrictions are still being announced, with the greatest impact on […]

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U.S. DRY BEAN MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILE

February 21, 2020

USDBC conducted a market scoping trip to Chile in December 2019 to study recent increases in dry bean imports and new opportunities for the U.S. Interviews with the Chilean dry bean industry as well as official production statistics confirm that domestic dry bean production is half of what it was a decade ago and will not […]

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