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Other Market Development Highlights
January 24, 2007

Northern Crops Institute

The Northern Crops Institute is governed by the Northern Crops Council in conjunction with North Dakota State University.  Northarvest Bean Growers Association is one of the Northern Crops Advisory Board members representing regional commodity groups and other interested parties in agriculture.

Northern Crops Institute supports regional agriculture and value-added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern-grown crops.

The Northern Crops Institute leads the effort in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota to establish northern-grown U.S. crops as the worlds choice for food, feed, and value-added applications.

Industry Members Sought for Country Subcommittees

The International Promotions Committee (IPC) met on March 30th. Recent actions of the International Promotions Committee included creation of subcommittees for Mexico/NAFTA, the United Kingdom and Japan. The subcommittees will examine developments (particularly political in Mexico) in these markets and recommend action plans for the IPC. Industry volunteers are still needed for each of the subcommittees.

Interested persons should contact Chairman Bob Green at (989 ) 224-1361 or Subcommittee members do not need to be a member of the USDBC board to participate.

Bean Promotion in the Philippines

The U.S. Dry Bean Council joined the 14th International Expo on Food Processing, Packaging and Handling Machinery, Equipment and Technology held September 7-10, 2005 at the world Trade Center in Manila, Philippines.  This was the USDBCs first ever participation in a trade show in the Philippines.  The purpose of joining the show was to promote U.S. dry beans.



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