USDBC Wows the Crowd at Almentaria with New Display and Cooking Demos

May 21, 2018

USDBC debuted an enhanced display in a prime location at this year’s Alimentaria show in Barcelona Spain from April 16 – 19, 2018. The booth location on the main aisle of the hall was an advantageous spot and as part of the USA Pavilion, gave industry members additional meeting space. The display also featured a […]

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USDBC Expands Global Promotion Budget Through New Grant Proposals

May 21, 2018

Every year USDBC relies on funding of around $1.2 million, from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) for the global promotion of U.S. dry beans. Over the years, USDBC has sought to expand this base funding through ancillary promotion funds also offered through FAS […]

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USDBC Named to Voting Position at Global Pulse Confederation Convention

May 21, 2018

The Global Pulse Confederation’s (GPC) annual gathering of the comprehensive worldwide pulse value chain took place May 7 – 10, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. USDBC had two delegates in attendance this year and as in previous years, was invited to attend the Executive Committee meeting. After attending the Executive Committee meetings as an observer […]

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USDBC Projects Decline in Chinese Dry Bean Production

May 21, 2018

In 2010 the Chinese government eliminated tax advantages for exporting beans and has since provided new incentives to increase soy and corn planting. USDBC’s on the ground reporting from China confirms that China will continue to emphasize products with a higher rate of domestic consumption and projects that the dry bean industry will continue to […]

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Argentina Dry Bean Planting Update

April 20, 2018

In the last newsletter we provided a brief report on Argentine market dynamics as they impact the U.S.’ competitiveness in the Americas. As of this writing Argentina has exported 288,744 MT of dry beans. This is an increase of 11% compared to previous year data for that period. Brazil is again Argentina’s top export market […]

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India Market Conditions Remain Complicated

April 20, 2018

India is one of the most compelling and interesting market opportunities for the U.S. dry bean industry, but also one of the most difficult due to historically complicated market access constraints. An attractive market with huge potential for U.S. dry bean consumption, we continue to work closely with our on the ground representative to craft […]

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New Research Shows Benefits of Bean for Improved Child Growth

April 20, 2018

A new report from Washington University with support from the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab (LIL) run by Michigan State University concludes that dietary intervention with edible beans can prevent childhood stunting. The prevalence of malnutrition or hidden hunger persists throughout much of the world despite various feeding interven-tions run by the U.S. government […]

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Other Competitor Market Snapshots

April 20, 2018

In addition to keeping an eye on Argentina and India, we provide a brief assessment of other competitor markets. China The table below shows Chinese dry bean exports to the world and countries in South and Central America & the Caribbean for the past four U.S. dry bean marketing years and for the first six […]

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Argentine Bean Exports are on the Rise

March 20, 2018

Argentina’s marketing year runs from July through June. According to the Global Trade Atlas, from July through December 2017, Argentina exported 267,757 MT of dry beans. Argentina’s export volume for July through December 2018 was up 7% compared to previous year data for that period. The top markets for this year have been Brazil (98,017 […]

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US Dry Bean Market Dynamics in the European Union, Part I

March 20, 2018

Navy beans were the top US dry bean export to the EU in 2017, with quantities reaching 62,870 MT, for a value of $43.5 million. This represents an increase of 41% in quantity and of 55% in value over 2016. Dark Red Kidney bean exports were also up in 2017: 36,000 MT, a 27% increase […]

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