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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USDBC BEGINS LAUNCH OF WORLD PULSES DAY ACTIVITIES

January 22, 2020

We are gearing up for a big celebration of World Pulses Day (WPD) on February 10, 2020. This includes the preparation of a three part campaign to launch the beautiful and nutritious dry edible bean into the global spotlight as WPD approaches and to encourage everyone around the world, to eat more beans. In mid […]

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Get Ready for BeanCon 21!

January 22, 2020

In March of 2021, USDBC will hold the first ever global dry bean conference right here in the U.S. BeanCon21 will take place March 2 – 4, 2021 at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. BeanCon21 will bring together dry bean buyers and influencers from all over the world in a forum […]

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Ukraine Expected to Increase Dry Bean Production

January 22, 2020

Studying competitor markets and their investment in dry bean production is an important role for the USDBC. To that end, we recently completed a competitor analysis of dry bean production and marketing in Ukraine. Grain and oil seed production, including sunflower oil, corn, barley and wheat are the main crops that make Ukraine an agricultural […]

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NEW EUROPEAN STAFF JOIN GLOBAL PROGRAMS

January 22, 2020

On January 1, 2020 Alexander Rowlatt and Russell Patten of Grayling took over the role of representing USDBC in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). Based in Brussels and London with offices throughout Europe and the world, Grayling is a Global Public Affairs firm with a unique depth of knowledge, working in European […]

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TURKEY SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN BUILDS BEAN AWARENESS

January 22, 2020

As previously reported, USDBC initiated a social media campaign in Turkey in early 2019, consisting of a website ( www.fasulyeligunler.org), Instagram, and Facebook. Since the program began the number of Instagram followers has grown to almost five thousand, while the number of unique Facebook visitors was recorded as 1,615 for a single month, yielding thousands […]

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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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