Brazil Buys Pinto Beans

Brazil Buys Pinto Beans

Bom dia! (That means good morning in Portuguese!)

Como você está? (how are you?)

Dry Pinto beans is doing grrrrrreeeeeat!!! Thanks for asking! It’s been quite a season for the pinto bean lovers out there, things started off a bit rocky with prices scrubbing the floor for the first few months…..But now – things are more like:

I got ants in my pants

And I need to dance

Come on

– James Brown

So there you have it in three simple lines. The pinto bean market has had it’s up’s, down’s, and up’s again. Prices are back to higher levels and growers can appreciate that. There’s bean a good steady flow of pinto bean exports into the Caribbean markets and America’s this year. Consumers kept consuming beans in all forms from traditional cooked beans to healthy familiar snacks like “Beanitos”, to tortillas made of beans or pulses. Yup, the International Year of Pulses #IYP2016 has really bean positive from every angle. Gotta love it when things go to plan and the future looks bright.

You want to know what we see when we look out there in this beautiful #beanbig world? We see people everywhere eating the foods they love (like beans) and that are good for their bodies.  We see new USA dry edible bean export markets reaching out as far as the eye can see. From Colombia to Cuba, and now coming to a theater near you in Brazil. Yes sir, things are gonna get popping like Orville Redenbacher on a Saturday night.

Brazil’s national bean is the Carioca bean, and this year bad weather disrupted the Carioca bean supply tremendously. Supply and demand physics shot Carioca prices up with the power of a rocket to the point where the average price in reals (Brazil’s currency) has reached $1.35 per pound. Anyone who knows anything about Brazil knows THIS IS the bean variety the Brazilian people can’t live without! Seriously! No joke! Not kidding! Not even playing! Ever. Got it?

Brazilians have it rough lately with a disastrous bean crop, outbreak of Zika, the Petrobras scandal,  a presidential impeachment, and preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. To make a long story short, Brazil now has a major shortage of Carioca beans and the Brazilian government has allowed imports from a list of bean growing countries; which includes the United States of America (Gotta love that part).

THIS IS REALLY EXCITING STUFF PEOPLE! The reason this is so exciting is the Carioca bean variety is extremely similar to USA pinto beans. The look, feel, and taste is very recognizable in both types of bean varieties. This has presented an opportunity for the US dry edible bean industry to export beans to Brazil.

If the Brazilian public accepts USA pinto bean values and accepts it’s taste versus their own national Carioca bean variety- then anything is possible. Now here’s the funny bit… The word “pinto” in Portuguese means pecker! Which might be a reason why pinto beans sales haven’t had much success in Brazil previously. Can you imagine the average Brazilian consumer in their local supermarket shopping for beans and glancing over at the newly imported USA package labeled schlong beans? You could see why the name would probably stunt sales growth.

The Brazilian government & food importers have had quite a task coming up with a new name to market pinto beans which would cross over well in Portuguese.  We do think they have managed to figure out a good name for pintos in Brazil. The new name will refer to the  capital city of the State of Sao Paulo Brazil.

Now for the real exciting part! Drum roll please!……… Dry Pinto Beans like to say thank you to Captain Nick and the dedicated pinto bean growers in North Dakota for helping us export the first containers this season of United States pinto beans from North Dakota to Brazil! Way to go everyone!!!

Brazil importers made their purchase of:

2015-2016 US#1 F.Garcia Brand Limited Harvest Slow Dark Pinto Beans 100lbs.IMG_4149F.Garcia Limited Harvest Slow Dark Pinto Beans

 

and: 2015-2016 US#1 F.Garcia Triple Cleaned Pintos BeansF.Garcia Pinto Beans Original Bag 50 LB (1)

Bottom line: From all of us here in the USA, Obrigado Brazil! (Thank you Brazil)!

Now let’s Samba!

(A Brazilian dance style)

brazil flag

 

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted

USA Dry Edible Bean 2015-2016 Crop Production Numbers

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted, Harvested, Yield, and Production – States and

United States: 2014 and Forecasted October 1, 2015

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:         Area planted          :        Area harvested

State     :—————————————————————

:     2014      :     2015      :     2014      :     2015

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:                          1,000 acres

:

Arizona 1/ …..:       11.0             9.0            10.9             8.9

California …..:       48.0            43.0            47.5            42.5

Colorado …….:       46.0            49.0            44.0            46.0

Idaho ……….:      125.0           120.0           124.0           119.0

Kansas ………:        7.5             7.0             6.9             6.5

Michigan …….:      250.0           270.0           245.3           266.0

Minnesota ……:      155.0           190.0           148.0           182.0

Montana 1/ …..:       37.5            46.0            37.0            45.0

Nebraska …….:      165.0           140.0           152.0           129.0

New Mexico 1/ ..:       10.5            12.5            10.5            12.4

:

New York …….:        8.0             8.0             7.7             7.8

North Dakota …:      630.0           660.0           615.0           645.0

Oregon 1/ ……:        8.5            10.0             8.5            10.0

South Dakota …:       14.0            12.5            12.9            11.7

Texas ……….:       23.0            31.0            21.0            28.0

Washington …..:      130.0           110.0           129.0           109.0

Wisconsin 1/ …:        7.9             7.9             7.9             7.9

Wyoming ……..:       42.0            31.0            37.6            29.5

:

United States ..:    1,718.9         1,756.9         1,665.7         1,706.2

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:       Yield per acre 2/       :         Production 2/

State     :—————————————————————

:     2014      :     2015      :     2014      :     2015

——————————————————————————–

:      ——- pounds ——          —— 1,000 cwt —–

:

Arizona 1/ …..:      1,940           1,950             211             174

California …..:      2,190           2,200           1,040             935

Colorado …….:      1,900           2,300             835           1,058

Idaho ……….:      1,800           1,800           2,232           2,142

Kansas ………:      1,710           1,700             118             111

Michigan …….:      1,940           1,900           4,749           5,054

Minnesota ……:      1,950           1,950           2,887           3,549

Montana 1/ …..:      1,630           1,800             603             810

Nebraska …….:      2,500           2,300           3,800           2,967

New Mexico 1/ ..:      1,900           2,100             200             260

:

New York …….:      1,490           1,900             115             148

North Dakota …:      1,430           1,200           8,795           7,740

Oregon 1/ ……:      2,260           2,300             192             230

South Dakota …:      1,880           2,050             243             240

Texas ……….:      1,220           1,150             256             322

Washington …..:      1,500           1,400           1,935           1,526

Wisconsin 1/ …:      2,480           2,500             196             198

Wyoming ……..:      2,130           2,200             799             649

:

United States ..:      1,753           1,648          29,206          28,113

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United States Department of Agriculture Crop Production

USDA CROP PRODUCTION UPDATE

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production – States and United States:

2014 and Forecasted August 1, 2015

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:   Area planted    :  Area harvested   : Yield per acre 1/ :   Production 1/

State     :——————————————————————————-

:  2014   :  2015   :  2014   :  2015   :  2014   :  2015   :  2014   :  2015

———————————————————————————————–

: ———— 1,000 acres ————    —- pounds —    — 1,000 cwt —

:

Arizona …….:    11.0       9.0      10.9       8.9    1,940     1,950       211       174

California ….:    48.0      43.0      47.5      42.5    2,190     2,300     1,040       978

Colorado ……:    46.0      46.0      44.0      43.0    1,900     1,700       835       731

Idaho ………:   125.0     130.0     124.0     129.0    1,800     1,700     2,232     2,193

Kansas ……..:     7.5       8.0       6.9       7.5    1,710     1,900       118       143

Michigan ……:   250.0     250.0     245.3     246.0    1,940     1,900     4,749     4,674

Minnesota …..:   155.0     190.0     148.0     182.0    1,950     2,000     2,887     3,640

Montana …….:    37.5      46.0      37.0      45.0    1,630     1,800       603       810

Nebraska ……:   165.0     150.0     152.0     139.0    2,500     2,400     3,800     3,336

New Mexico ….:    10.5      12.5      10.5      12.4    1,900     2,100       200       260

:

New York ……:     8.0       8.0       7.7       8.0    1,490     1,900       115       152

North Dakota ..:   630.0     650.0     615.0     635.0    1,430     1,400     8,795     8,890

Oregon ……..:     8.5      10.0       8.5      10.0    2,260     2,300       192       230

South Dakota ..:    14.0      12.0      12.9      11.2    1,880     2,050       243       230

Texas ………:    23.0      29.0      21.0      26.0    1,220     1,050       256       273

Washington ….:   130.0     120.0     129.0     119.0    1,500     1,500     1,935     1,785

Wisconsin …..:     7.9       7.9       7.9       7.9    2,480     2,500       196       198

Wyoming …….:    42.0      31.0      37.6      29.5    2,130     2,000       799       590

:

United States .: 1,718.9   1,752.4   1,665.7   1,701.9    1,753     1,721    29,206    29,287

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1/ Clean basis.

 

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted by Commercial Class – States and United States:

2014 and Forecasted August 1, 2015

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Class and State  :  2014  :  2015  ::    Class and State  :  2014  :  2015

——————————————————————————-

:   1,000 acres   ::                     :   1,000 acres

:                 ::                     :

Large lima          :                 :: Light red kidney    :

California ………:   8.1     10.7  :: California ………:   1.9      0.9

:                 :: Colorado ………..:   5.6      8.0

Baby lima           :                 :: Idaho …………..:   1.7      2.1

California ………:  14.9      5.9  :: Michigan ………..:  11.3      9.1

:                 :: Minnesota ……….:  17.2     23.7

Navy                :                 :: Nebraska ………..:  12.2     22.0

Idaho …………..:   1.5      2.5  :: New York ………..:   3.7      3.2

Michigan ………..:  82.0     69.0  :: Oregon ………….:   0.9      0.9

Minnesota ……….:  50.4     47.6  :: Washington ………:   3.6      2.3

Nebraska ………..:    1/      0.8  ::                     :

North Dakota …….: 107.0    104.0  :: United States ……:  58.1     72.2

Oregon ………….:    1/      1.0  ::                     :

South Dakota …….:   5.2      1.2  :: Dark red kidney     :

Washington ………:   1.1      0.8  :: California ………:   1.4      3.0

Wyoming …………:   0.5      1.0  :: Idaho …………..:   1.5      1.8

:                 :: Michigan ………..:   3.3      4.2

United States ……: 247.7    227.9  :: Minnesota ……….:  39.9     55.5

:                 :: New York ………..:   1.4      2.4

Great northern      :                 :: North Dakota …….:   1.7      3.1

Idaho …………..:   4.0      4.1  :: Oregon ………….:    1/      0.8

Nebraska ………..:  76.0     36.0  :: Washington ………:   3.5      3.1

North Dakota …….:  10.3      4.8  :: Wisconsin 2/ …….:   6.6      7.9

Wyoming …………:  13.5      2.0  ::                     :

:                 :: United States ……:  59.3     81.8

United States ……: 103.8     46.9  ::                     :

:                 :: Pink                :

Small white         :                 :: Idaho …………..:   6.0      6.7

Idaho …………..:   2.3      1.8  :: Minnesota ……….:   4.3      4.2

Oregon ………….:    1/      1.4  :: North Dakota …….:  11.1      9.6

:                 :: Oregon ………….:    1/        –

United States ……:   2.3      3.2  :: Washington ………:   1.0      0.5

:                 ::                     :

Pinto               :                 :: United States ……:  22.4     21.0

Arizona …………:   4.8       1/  ::                     :

Colorado ………..:  35.0     32.0  :: Small red           :

Idaho …………..:  19.0     25.0  :: Idaho …………..:   8.0     10.0

Kansas ………….:   5.5      6.3  :: Michigan ………..:  20.0     25.1

Michigan ………..:   2.0      2.0  :: North Dakota …….:   2.7      7.4

Minnesota ……….:   9.8     11.0  :: Washington ………:   4.0      6.6

Montana …………:   6.0      5.0  ::                     :

Nebraska ………..:  71.0     83.0  :: United States ……:  34.7     49.1

New Mexico ………:  10.5     12.5  ::                     :

North Dakota …….: 404.0    363.0  :: Cranberry           :

:                 :: California ………:   0.8      0.4

Oregon ………….:   1.0      2.0  :: Michigan ………..:   4.0      5.3

South Dakota …….:   2.9      2.4  ::                     :

Washington ………:  12.0     11.7  :: United States ……:   4.8      5.7

Wyoming …………:  24.8     23.0  ::                     :

:                 ::                     :

United States ……: 608.3    578.9  ::                     :

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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                    –continued

 

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted by Commercial Class – States and United States: 2014 and Forecasted

August 1, 2015 (continued)

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Class and State      :   2014    :   2015    ::       Class and State      :   2014    :   2015

———————————————————————————————————

:      1,000 acres      ::                            :      1,000 acres

:                       ::                            :

Black                      :                       :: All chickpeas (Garbanzo)   :

Idaho …………………:      1.4         3.5  :: California …………….:      9.3         7.7

Michigan ………………:    120.0       128.5  :: Idaho …………………:     74.0        70.0

Minnesota ……………..:     23.4        35.2  :: Montana ……………….:     31.5        41.0

Nebraska ………………:      3.7         4.0  :: Nebraska ………………:        –         0.2

New York ………………:      1.9         1.6  :: North Dakota …………..:      6.4         7.7

North Dakota …………..:     80.0       142.0  :: Oregon ………………..:      1.1         1.0

Oregon ………………..:      0.8         1.3  :: South Dakota …………..:      2.8         4.3

Washington …………….:      5.0         6.3  :: Washington …………….:     90.0        84.0

:                       ::                            :

United States ………….:    236.2       322.4  :: United States ………….:    215.1       215.9

:                       ::                            :

Blackeye                   :                       :: Other                      :

Arizona ……………….:      2.4          1/  :: Arizona ……………….:      3.8         9.0

California …………….:      6.4         8.2  :: California …………….:      5.2         6.2

Texas …………………:     21.5        27.5  :: Colorado ………………:      5.4         6.0

:                       :: Idaho …………………:      5.6         2.5

United States ………….:     30.3        35.7  :: Kansas ………………..:      2.0         1.7

:                       :: Michigan ………………:      7.4         6.8

Small chickpeas (Garbanzo, :                       :: Minnesota ……………..:     10.0        12.8

smaller than 20/64 inches) :                       :: Montana ……………….:        –           –

Idaho …………………:     29.0        32.0  :: Nebraska ………………:      2.1         4.0

Montana ……………….:      (D)         (D)  :: New York ………………:      1.0         0.8

North Dakota …………..:      2.0         5.3  :: North Dakota …………..:      6.8         8.4

Oregon ………………..:      (D)         (D)  ::                            :

South Dakota …………..:      (D)         (D)  :: Oregon ………………..:      4.7         1.6

Washington …………….:     22.0        28.0  :: South Dakota …………..:      3.1         4.1

:                       :: Texas …………………:      1.5         1.5

Other States 3/ ………..:     13.8        16.0  :: Washington …………….:      9.8         4.7

:                       :: Wisconsin ……………..:      1.3           –

United States ………….:     66.8        81.3  :: Wyoming ……………….:      3.2         5.0

:                       ::                            :

Large chickpeas (Garbanzo, :                       ::                            :

larger than 20/64 inches)  :                       :: United States ………….:     72.9        75.1

California …………….:      9.3         7.7  ::                            :

Idaho …………………:     45.0        38.0  :: All dry edible beans       :

Montana ……………….:      (D)         (D)  :: United States ………….:  1,718.9     1,752.4

Nebraska ………………:        –         0.2  ::                            :

North Dakota …………..:      4.4         2.4  ::                            :

Oregon ………………..:      (D)         (D)  ::                            :

South Dakota …………..:      (D)         (D)  ::                            :

Washington …………….:     68.0        56.0  ::                            :

:                       ::                            :

Other States 3/ ………..:     21.6        30.3  ::                            :

:                       ::                            :

United States ………….:    148.3       134.6  ::                            :

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–   Represents zero.

(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

1/  Data are included in the “Other” class to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

2/  Includes some light red kidney to avoid disclosure of individual operations.

3/  Includes data withheld above.