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Funding Will Help USDBC Reach New Markets

Support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has helped the U.S. Dry Bean Council to surpass historical export development funding levels, receiving over $3 million through various funding mechanisms for the 2019 program year. This includes the Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Market Development (FMD), the Emerging Markets Program (EMP), the Global Broad-Based Initiatives (GBI) program and the newly created Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program.
 
Deon Maasjo, of Kelley Bean Company in Oakes, North Dakota and President of USDBC pointed out that, “We are especially excited for new opportunities provided in the ATP, which we have designed to be innovative and exploratory. Twenty-nineteen and 2020 will see several new events that we would not be able to conduct without this support.”
 
For more information please contact the US Dry Bean Council. Read the full news release.
Grady Thorsgard - Harvest (black and pinto)

World Pulses Day

February 10 is World Pulses Day, which celebrates pulses around the globe. As one of the most sustainable, nutritious and affordable foods worldwide, beans figure prominently in nearly all cultures.

Celebrate World Pulses Day by adding some quick global flavor to a pot of beans.  

  • Pair great northern beans with pasta, garlic, onions and tomatoes in a savory broth for a taste of Italy.
  • Make Mexican tacos or tostadas with refried black beans
  • Kidney beans were first cultivated in Peru, so cook them in a stew with other traditional foods like potatoes, chili peppers, and red onions.
  • Celebrate traditional British bean cuisine by having baked beans on toast for breakfast
  • Puree white beans with berbere, an essential Ethiopian spice that contains chili powder, fenugreek, fenugreek, ginger, garlic, cardamom, and cinnamon.
USDA Market News

USDA Market News

Compared to a week ago, trading activity was slow with very light demand. Contract product is moving steady. Mexican peso per US dollar exchange rate is 19.0501.

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USDA Market News

USDA Market News

Trading activity was slow with very light demand. Contract product is moving steady. Mexican peso per US dollar exchange rate is 19.1704.
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