NBIC Overview

The National Barley Improvement Committee (NBIC) is a coalition representing the entire US barley industry: growers, users, and researchers. The NBIC's major purpose is to be an advisor/advocate regarding how federal barley research funding is directed.



The NBIC communicates with USDA and Congress on the importance of the barley industry and its research needs. AMBA administers the NBIC and directs its lobbying efforts.


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