The U.S. is the global leader in quality, dry bean production thanks to state-of-the-art harvesting equipment, handling practices and production processes. The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) represents farmers, dealers and companies who grow, handle, export and process dry beans grown in the United States. With more than 10 varieties, U.S. dry beans are renowned for their nutritional qualities and low carbon footprint.
To celebrate the cultural and culinary influence of beans around the globe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared Feb. 10 World Pulses Day. This event provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of pulses (dry beans, lentils, dry peas, chickpeas, lupins) as nutritional powerhouses and as part of sustainable food production aimed toward food security.