Take Me Out to the Ball Game Bio

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

May 17, 2024

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Matt Lantz Addresses Trade Issues in Tokyo Bio

Matt Lantz Addresses Trade Issues in Tokyo

Apr 29, 2024

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Adam Hollowell Oversees MAFF Potato Audit Bio

Adam Hollowell Oversees MAFF Potato Audit

Apr 26, 2024

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BCI Attends Craft Beer Conference in Las Vegas Bio

BCI Attends Craft Beer Conference in Las Vegas

Apr 26, 2024

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Thomas MacFadyen promotes American Craft Beer in Korea Bio

Thomas MacFadyen promotes American Craft Beer in Korea

Apr 18, 2024

Thomas MacFadyen returned from KIBEX where he successfully assisted the Brewers Association in showcasing new American craft beers to prospective importers...

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Alicia Adler Leads the Hop Industry Hill Climb Bio

Alicia Adler Leads the Hop Industry Hill Climb

Mar 21, 2024

Alicia Adler recently led the Hop Industry Hill Climb in Washington DC, to advocate for research funding and USDA Grant programs...

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Matt Lantz meets with USDA Bangkok to talk market access issues Bio

Matt Lantz meets with USDA Bangkok to talk market access issues

Mar 21, 2024

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BCI Attends Fruit Logistica in Berlin Bio

BCI Attends Fruit Logistica in Berlin

Feb 15, 2024

Shelby Sackett traveled to Berlin last week to attend the Fruit Logistica Trade Show on behalf of the U.S. Apple Export Council (USAEC). Fruit Logistica is one of the largest produce trade shows in Europe.

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BCI Speak on MRL Issues at Hop Convention in Dallas Bio

BCI Speak on MRL Issues at Hop Convention in Dallas

Feb 08, 2024

BCI’s Matt Lantz and Alinne Oliveira participated in a panel discussion on international pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) at the recent US Hop convention.

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Matt Lantz Meets with Ambassador Doug McKalip, Chief US Agriculture Negotiator on Market Access Issues Bio

Matt Lantz Meets with Ambassador Doug McKalip, Chief US Agriculture Negotiator on Market Access Issues

Feb 08, 2024

At the Potato Expo in Austin, Texas, BCI’s Senior Vice President for Market Access met with US Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Ambassador Doug McKalip to discuss market access issues.

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Shelby Sackett Presents at Global Trade Symposium Bio

Shelby Sackett Presents at Global Trade Symposium

Dec 28, 2023

Shelby addressed the opportunities and the the challenges of U.S. agricultural exports to an audience of port authority representatives and members of the US and international agricultural industry.

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Elise Benson Joins BCI Bio

Elise Benson Joins BCI

Dec 15, 2023

Elise Benson joined BCI’s Seattle office in December 2023 as a Financial and Grant Management Assistant.

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Garett Pietsch Joins BCI Bio

Garett Pietsch Joins BCI

Dec 12, 2023

Garett Pietsch joined BCI’s Seattle Office in November as an analyst on our Research and Information Services team.

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BCI Discusses MRLs at ABC Conference Bio

BCI Discusses MRLs at ABC Conference

Dec 12, 2023

Alinne Oliveira discussed international Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) regulations at a recent conference for the Almond Board of California.

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Tamara Thorberg Promoted at Bryant Christie Inc. Bio

Tamara Thorberg Promoted at Bryant Christie Inc.

Dec 06, 2023

Bryant Christie Inc. proudly announces Tamara Thorberg’s promotion to Senior Market Development Manager.

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BCI in Nuremburg Bio

BCI in Nuremburg

Nov 28, 2023

This week, BCI’s Matt Lantz and Alinne Oliveira are in Nuremburg, Germany working with the European and American hop industries on crop protection harmonization issues.

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BCI a Silver Sponsor at the USAEDC Workshop in Baltimore Bio

BCI a Silver Sponsor at the USAEDC Workshop in Baltimore

Nov 27, 2023

The workshop provided a platform to connect with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service personnel and fellow agricultural trade associations, sharing insights to drive the U.S. agricultural industry forward.

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Thomas MacFadyen and the BA at the American Craft Beer Experience Bio

Thomas MacFadyen and the BA at the American Craft Beer Experience

Nov 23, 2023

The event brought together both Japanese importers and U.S. craft brewery representatives to strengthen networks and highlight U.S. craft beer offerings.

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Matt Lantz Speaks to ASEAN members about EU MRL Policies Bio

Matt Lantz Speaks to ASEAN members about EU MRL Policies

Nov 07, 2023

Matt Lantz spoke to ASEAN leaders about the impact EU pesticide policies may have on their ability to export to the continent.

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BCI Assists NYWGF in Hosting First Global Inbound Wine Tour Bio

BCI Assists NYWGF in Hosting First Global Inbound Wine Tour

Nov 06, 2023

BCI's Tamara Thorberg was the inbound tour host, providing welcoming remarks and introductions throughout the experience.

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"Eye on Potatoes" Podcast Focuses on Efforts to Open the Japan Market Bio

"Eye on Potatoes" Podcast Focuses on Efforts to Open the Japan Market

Oct 24, 2023

Matt Lantz shares updates on efforts to open the Japan market for U.S. fresh potatoes in the latest "Eye on Potatoes" podcast.

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BCI attends the International Fresh Produce Association Global Produce and Floral Show Bio

BCI attends the International Fresh Produce Association Global Produce and Floral Show

Oct 23, 2023

James C. Christie and Will Callis attended the IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show held in Anaheim, CA, which drew more than 19,000 attendees from over 60 countries.

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Nigel Quinn Leads the 2023 Northwest Wine Coalition Harvest Tour Bio

Nigel Quinn Leads the 2023 Northwest Wine Coalition Harvest Tour

Oct 20, 2023

BCI's Nigel Quinn organized the 2023 Northwest Wine Coalition Harvest Tour for Japanese wine representatives.

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BCI Attends Bar Convent Berlin 2023 – International Bar and Beverage Tradeshow Bio

BCI Attends Bar Convent Berlin 2023 – International Bar and Beverage Tradeshow

Oct 14, 2023

Julie Cerenzia and Jack Downey attended the Bar Convent Berlin (BCB) 2023 trade show to conduct interview research targeting distilled spirits importers and distributors, as well as U.S. spirits producers.

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BCI Attends Hopsource in Yakima, WA Bio

BCI Attends Hopsource in Yakima, WA

Oct 06, 2023

BCI has worked closely with USDA, the Brewers Association, and HRC membership to increase grower and brewer engagement in the hop breeding and selection process.

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Matt Lantz Talks Plant Health and Food Sources in Tokyo Bio

Matt Lantz Talks Plant Health and Food Sources in Tokyo

Oct 03, 2023

Matt Lantz traveled to Tokyo to participate in bilateral plant health talks. While at dinner at the famous Nobu Restaurant, Chef Nobu himself joined Matt and Kam Quarles at their table to discuss food sources in Japan.

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BCI Attends GABF Bio

BCI Attends GABF

Sep 30, 2023

Eric Rosenberg and Thomas MacFadyen stand with Export Development Program leaders at the Great American Beer Festival.

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Adam Hollowell stars on Fresh Takes on Tech Podcast Bio

Adam Hollowell stars on Fresh Takes on Tech Podcast

Sep 19, 2023

Adam Hollowell covers international policy initiatives related to fresh produce packaging and regional variations in these policies on the most recent "Fresh Takes on Tech" podcast.

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Matt Lantz Moderates Trade Session at IFPA Conference Bio

Matt Lantz Moderates Trade Session at IFPA Conference

Sep 15, 2023

Matt Lantz was invited to moderate an international trade session at the International Fresh Produce Association's Washington Conference titled, “Forecasting Fresh Market Opportunities Export Commodity Outlook.”

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Will Callis Represents USAEC at AsiaFruit Bio

Will Callis Represents USAEC at AsiaFruit

Sep 13, 2023

Over the span of almost four years, BCI has overseen the operations of the U.S. Apple Export Council, including its global promotional program.

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BCI Meets with Hong Kong Officials on Food Safety Standards Bio

BCI Meets with Hong Kong Officials on Food Safety Standards

Sep 09, 2023

James Christie and Matt Lantz were pleased to meet with officials from Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) about Hong Kong’s pesticide maximum residue level policies.

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Will Callis and Matt Lantz Reappointed to ATAC Bio

Will Callis and Matt Lantz Reappointed to ATAC

Sep 07, 2023

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Thomas MacFadyen Represents the Brewers Association at the London Craft Beer Festival. Bio

Thomas MacFadyen Represents the Brewers Association at the London Craft Beer Festival.

Aug 16, 2023

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Matt Lantz Speaks at APEC about Halal Certification Bio

Matt Lantz Speaks at APEC about Halal Certification

Aug 11, 2023

Matt Lantz, spoke on how US agriculture producers and exporters are obtaining international Halal certification.

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Alicia Adler Leads the Hop Research Council's Summer Meeting in Boise, Idaho Bio

Alicia Adler Leads the Hop Research Council's Summer Meeting in Boise, Idaho

Aug 11, 2023

Alicia led a facilitated research discussion on the research of biotechnology in hops, with guest speakers from USDA, ARS, OSU, and the Brewers Association.

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BCI Meets with the Michigan Blueberry Industry Bio

BCI Meets with the Michigan Blueberry Industry

Aug 04, 2023

The visit was a critical step in opening the South African market for US blueberries.

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BCI Attends Taste of Washington Reception at APEC Summit Bio

BCI Attends Taste of Washington Reception at APEC Summit

Aug 03, 2023

The reception was hosted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Greater Seattle Partners.

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BCI Team Sponsors USAEDC 2023 Attaché Seminar Bio

BCI Team Sponsors USAEDC 2023 Attaché Seminar

Jul 25, 2023

Bryant Christie Inc. was a proud Bronze Sponsor of the USAEDC - U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council 2023 Attaché Seminar held in McLean, Virginia.

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BCI Attends UK Wine Tour Reverse Trade Mission Bio

BCI Attends UK Wine Tour Reverse Trade Mission

Jul 15, 2023

Nigel Quinn, a member of BCI's Marketing Team, provided strategic advice on how to expand the Northwest Wine Commission’s promotions of Pacific Northwest wine across the world.

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BCI Conducts USAEC Trade Mission to Latin America Bio

BCI Conducts USAEC Trade Mission to Latin America

Jul 15, 2023

Will Callis, BCI Senior Market Development Manager and Executive Director of the U.S. Apple Export Council, conducted a trade mission in Central America for a delegation of eight East Coast apple exporters.

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BCI Visits U.S. Potato Farm with Mexican Officials Bio

BCI Visits U.S. Potato Farm with Mexican Officials

Jul 14, 2023

The Mexican market opened for U.S. potatoes last year and is one of the major accomplishments of a 24-year collaboration between BCI and the U.S. potato industry.

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BCI Presents at Pet Food Institute International Trade Subcommittee Bio

BCI Presents at Pet Food Institute International Trade Subcommittee

Jul 14, 2023

Alicia Adler emphasized the importance of industry engagement and provided examples of ways for pet food exporters to maximize the benefits of the Pet Food Institute's export market development program.

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BCI Attends Beijing 54th Session of Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues Bio

BCI Attends Beijing 54th Session of Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

Jul 08, 2023

As a member of the U.S. delegation, BCI’s Alinne Oliveira attended CCPR54 and tracked the discussions around the new Codex MRLs that are important for U.S. exporters.

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BCI Provides Insight at USA Peanut Conference Bio

BCI Provides Insight at USA Peanut Conference

Jun 20, 2023

Alinne Oliveira provided insights on global trade issues facing the U.S. peanut industry at the USA Peanut Congress.

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The BCI Team Holds Annual Staff Retreat Bio

The BCI Team Holds Annual Staff Retreat

Jun 16, 2023

Staff from BCI's Sacramento and Seattle offices came together for their annual retreat at Pack Forest Conference Center.

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American Potato Trade Alliance Meeting Organized by BCI Bio

American Potato Trade Alliance Meeting Organized by BCI

Jun 08, 2023

APTA brings together QSRs, processors, and grower groups to address trade issues affecting U.S. potato exports. Bryant Christie Inc. has managed APTA for 25 years.

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BCI attends the California Specialty Crop Council’s MRL Workshop in San Diego. Bio

BCI attends the California Specialty Crop Council’s MRL Workshop in San Diego.

May 26, 2023

This annual meeting brings together global leaders, registrants and grower groups to work towards mitigating MRL related trade issues affecting US agriculture.

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Matt Lantz testified before House Agriculture Subcommittee on Trade Bio

Matt Lantz testified before House Agriculture Subcommittee on Trade

May 12, 2023

Lantz provided subcommittee members with input on challenges faced by U.S farmers regarding global MRLs and on the value of the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program.

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BCI Hosts Japanese Official for U.S. Potato Audit Bio

BCI Hosts Japanese Official for U.S. Potato Audit

Apr 19, 2023

This work is just one of the many services provided by BCI to our clients to ensure international markets remain open for US exports.

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Upcoming Webinar on EU Pesticide Policies Impact on U.S. Exports Bio

Upcoming Webinar on EU Pesticide Policies Impact on U.S. Exports

Apr 14, 2023

Will Changes in European Union Pesticide Policies Impact Your Business? What Every Ag Exporter Should Know

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BCI Promotes Northwest Wines in Europe Bio

BCI Promotes Northwest Wines in Europe

Apr 04, 2023

ProWein is considered the largest wine trade show in the world.

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An Interview with Former Ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch Bio

An Interview with Former Ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch

Mar 31, 2023

BCI’s Vice President for Global Access, Matt Lantz interviewed former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch in Seattle.

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Exploring Prospects for US Ag Exports to Japan and Korea Bio

Exploring Prospects for US Ag Exports to Japan and Korea

Mar 27, 2023

Both markets are incredibly important for US agricultural exports, previously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Dr. Julie Cerenzia Addresses Regulatory Issues at Potatoes USA Bio

Dr. Julie Cerenzia Addresses Regulatory Issues at Potatoes USA

Mar 24, 2023

BCI has long provided clients with a clear understanding of the regulatory requirements that their food exports must meet around the world.

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Matt Lantz Awarded U.S. Potato Industry’s Highest Award Bio

Matt Lantz Awarded U.S. Potato Industry’s Highest Award

Mar 07, 2023

Matt has worked for 24 years to open markets for U.S. potatoes. He is the first non-farmer recipient of this award.

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BCI Moderates Second Discussion on Codex Enhancements Bio

BCI Moderates Second Discussion on Codex Enhancements

Feb 28, 2023

Matt led discussions focused on how Codex reviews can be conducted efficiently and remain vital into the future.

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Matt Lantz Speaks on Eye on Potatoes Podcast Bio

Matt Lantz Speaks on Eye on Potatoes Podcast

Jan 18, 2023

Matt Lantz joined the Eye on Potato Podcast at the Potato Expo in Denver to discuss issues related to the US potato industry.

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BCI Moderates Panel on MRLs at Potato Expo Bio

BCI Moderates Panel on MRLs at Potato Expo

Jan 18, 2023

“The Driest Issue that can Ruin Your Day, How the US Potato Industry Addresses MRLs,”

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Dr. Julie Cerenzia Presents at the Annual  Washington Hop Industry Meeting Bio

Dr. Julie Cerenzia Presents at the Annual Washington Hop Industry Meeting

Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Julie Cerenzia joined the Washington Hop industry’s annual meeting on January 5th to present a recent data analysis on the potential trade impact of European Union plant protection regulations.

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BCI Attends MRL Capacity Building Workshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bio

BCI Attends MRL Capacity Building Workshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dec 07, 2022

The in-person meeting after two years of virtual calls allowed many members of the team to meet for the first time, and further allowed significant strategic planning for each region.

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BCI Trade Policy Op-Ed Published in the Packer Bio

BCI Trade Policy Op-Ed Published in the Packer

Dec 06, 2022

Adam Hollowell Explains the Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Ag Exports to Asia

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BCI Leads U.S. Delegation to the Commodity Expert Group on Hops Bio

BCI Leads U.S. Delegation to the Commodity Expert Group on Hops

Dec 01, 2022

BCI supports growers in identifying solutions to the challenges presented by EU plant protection and MRL regulatory changes.

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Matt Lantz meets with US Ambassador to Thailand Bio

Matt Lantz meets with US Ambassador to Thailand

Nov 16, 2022

Opening new markets on behalf of clients requires expertise and productive relationships with government officials.

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BCI Attends Fruit Logistica Bio

BCI Attends Fruit Logistica

Nov 09, 2022

President James Christie, Vice President Matt Lantz, and Senior Manager Beck Reilly attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Shelby Sackett Promotes U.S. Cranberries in South America Bio

Shelby Sackett Promotes U.S. Cranberries in South America

Nov 08, 2022

BCI plays an integral role developing new and emerging markets for the U.S. cranberry industry, and South America represents an important region within the program.

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BCI Discusses MRLs at Food Chain ID Webinar Bio

BCI Discusses MRLs at Food Chain ID Webinar

Oct 26, 2022

Matt Lantz and Alinne Oliveira spoke at a webinar for FoodChain ID about international pesticide MRL policies and how companies and growers can be prepared to address challenges.

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Bryant Christie Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Business with New Website and Leadership Team Bio

Bryant Christie Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Business with New Website and Leadership Team

Oct 10, 2022

For 30 years, our priority continues to be the people and companies we work with.

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BCI Staff Speak at the Blueberry Summit Bio

BCI Staff Speak at the Blueberry Summit

Oct 07, 2022

Matt Lantz and Adam Hollowell spoke at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's Blueberry Summit in Nashville, TN

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Bryant Christie Inc. Attends Hopsource Bio

Bryant Christie Inc. Attends Hopsource

Sep 29, 2022

Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI) staff traveled to Yakima, WA to participate in Hopsource

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Bryant Christie Inc. Announces Ownership Change Bio

Bryant Christie Inc. Announces Ownership Change

Aug 29, 2022

Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI), a provider of global market solutions to food, beverage, and agribusiness, is pleased to announce exciting changes to its leadership team.

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BCI Moderates Session with Assistant Secretary of State Jessica Lewis Bio

BCI Moderates Session with Assistant Secretary of State Jessica Lewis

Aug 29, 2022

Matt Lantz, BCI’s Vice President for Global Access, moderated a discussion with Assistant Secretary of State Jessica Lewis on how the US provides military assistance to its allies.

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Matt Lantz Awarded the Order of the Hop Bio

Matt Lantz Awarded the Order of the Hop

Aug 04, 2022

This 600 year old award is presented to those who have supported the “nobleplant.”

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Sarah Gelpi Hooker selected to serve on IFPA's Global Development Committee Bio

Sarah Gelpi Hooker selected to serve on IFPA's Global Development Committee

Apr 07, 2022

Ahead of the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin, Sarah had the opportunity to participate in the first in-person meeting of the Global Development Committee

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FoodChain ID Acquires BCGlobal

FoodChain ID Acquires BCGlobal

Feb 03, 2022

FoodChain ID has acquired BCGlobal, a leading provider of database subscription services delivering information on global regulatory requirements impacting the trade of food, beverage, and agricultural products.

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BCI Visits Washington Wine Country Bio

BCI Visits Washington Wine Country

Aug 24, 2021

BCI staff visited wineries in Washington State, to understand the industry’s international priorities and goals and to get a sense of what future inbound tours will experience.

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BCI Teams Present at Annual Cranberry Meeting Bio

BCI Teams Present at Annual Cranberry Meeting

Aug 24, 2021

BCI’s Market Development and Global Access Teams traveled to Minneapolis earlier this month to deliver an update on the firm’s work related to the CMC’s international program.

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BCI supports CA cherry industry with photo resources Bio

BCI supports CA cherry industry with photo resources

Mar 23, 2021

Shelby Sackett is overseeing the development of new photography and videography assets for California cherry collateral and promotion.

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Matt Lantz joins Council on Foreign Relations

Matt Lantz joins Council on Foreign Relations

Mar 02, 2021

Bryant Christie Inc. is very pleased to announce that Matt Lantz, Vice President for Global Access, has been accepted as a lifetime member by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

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BCI Staff Members to Serve on USDA Agriculture Trade Advisory Committee

BCI Staff Members to Serve on USDA Agriculture Trade Advisory Committee

Feb 10, 2021

Matt Lantz was reappointed to serve a second five year term representing the US cranberry industry, and Will Callis is in his second year representing the US apple industry.

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BCI Staff Tour the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Bio

BCI Staff Tour the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Mar 10, 2020

BCI Sacramento staff toured the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company facility in Chico, CA, where they learned about the history of Sierra Nevada, the varieties of hops used, and the company’s sustainability initiatives

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BCI Moderates the Global Hop Summit in Brussels Bio

BCI Moderates the Global Hop Summit in Brussels

Dec 28, 2019

BCI Vice President for Global Access Matt Lantz and Trade Policy Specialist Alinne Oliveira participated in the Global Hop Summit in Brussels.

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BCI Staff Attend Women in Agribusiness Summit Bio

BCI Staff Attend Women in Agribusiness Summit

Oct 02, 2019

Sarah Gelpi and Pamela Araoz attended the 8th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit (WIA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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BCI Successfully Completes China FNGO Registration Process Bio

BCI Successfully Completes China FNGO Registration Process

Aug 27, 2019

BCI President James Christie traveled to China to receive the client's registration certificate. BCI is pleased with this successful outcome.

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Developing Markets for Craft Beers Bio

Developing Markets for Craft Beers

Apr 18, 2019

Eric and Matt talk about hops, markets and exports.

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Eliminating Trade Barriers in Japan Bio

Eliminating Trade Barriers in Japan

Apr 09, 2019

James and Matt are in Tokyo, eliminating trade barriers for U.S. agricultural products.

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Sarah Gelpi Judges Culinary Competition at UpperCrust in Mumbai Bio

Sarah Gelpi Judges Culinary Competition at UpperCrust in Mumbai

Dec 11, 2018

At the UpperCrust Food and Wine show this weekend in Mumbai, BCI Marketing team-member Sarah Gelpi served as a judge for a culinary and mixology competition.

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BCI Staff Tour Blue Diamond Packing Plant

BCI Staff Tour Blue Diamond Packing Plant

Oct 18, 2018

BCI’s Sacramento team visited Blue Diamond Growers for a tour of its Sacramento plant, where they watched as Blue Diamond prepared its signature flavored snack almonds,

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