World Pulses Day, A Global Celebration!

February 10, 2020

Today we celebrate World Pulses Day, a global celebration.  We are celebrating US dry beans on social media, follow us, and check out our new microsite as well featuring the US dry bean story in multiple languages. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram. Visit EatUSABeans.com.

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U.S. Dry Bean Exports to Columbia Hit Record High in 2016

January 17, 2017

U.S. dry bean exports to Colombia reached a record high of 12, 206 MT during the 2016 marketing year (U.S. Census Bureau ). Several different classes of beans were exported, including cranberry, pinto light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, black beans, navy beans and Great Northern beans. U.S. cranberry beans proved to be […]

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U.S. Dry Bean Council to Stay the Course in Brazil Marketing Activities

January 17, 2017

The Brazilian Agricultural Supply Company (CONAB)  is forecasting higher production for Brazil’s first harvest for 2016 – 2017.  Conab expects that low stocks and firm prices for carioca and black beans in 2016 would drive up seeded hectares in the first 2016-17 planting season. Higher yields per hectare were also projected along with increased production […]

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U.S. Dry Bean Council Joins Multiple Efforts to Communicate Trade Priorities to Transition Team

January 17, 2017

Over the last few weeks communications with the Trump Transition team have been fast and furious with various coalitions now forming to address different aspects of the agricultural trade agenda. Among the three priority areas now being addressed by the coalitions are: NAFTA, Asia Pacific trade and TPP, and Cuba. USDBC will represent dry bean […]

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Press Release: U.S. Dry Bean Council Sends Message to Trump Transition Team on NAFTA and Trade Agenda

January 9, 2017

January 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon The U.S Dry Bean Council (USDBC) formally reached out to President Elect Trump’s transition team on the importance of continuing with a strong trade agenda for U.S. agriculture. Specifically, USDBC expressed the critical importance of NAFTA to ensure continued market share and competitiveness for U.S. dry bean exports. “Mexico is […]

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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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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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Press Release: US Dry Bean Council Submits Annual Funding Request

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 Miami, Florida The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) has submitted its annual application for funding, or the Unified Export Strategy (UES) to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for the 2017 program year. Building on over a decade of a successful public/private partnership with FAS, USDBC once again requested funding to support export […]

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International Food Trader Interview with USDBC Executive Director Rebecca Bratter

January 29, 2016

International Food Trader recently sat down with our own Executive Director, Rebecca Bratter, to interview her about her new position and how she’s steering the USDBC toward new opportunities. According to the article: A mere ten months following her appointment, there are already signs of improvement on that front. In January, for example, the U.S […]

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United Nations Proclaims 2016 the “International Year of Pulses”

January 6, 2014

Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas, also known as pulse crops, are getting international acclaim! The United Nations General Assembly voted recently to declare 2016 as the “International Year of Pulses.” “This is an extraordinary opportunity for the bean and pea and lentil industries,” said the executive director of the United States Dry Bean Council. “For […]

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