American Malting Barley Association, Inc.





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Any entity actively engaged in business as a maltster, brewer, distiller, or food manufacturer using malt is eligible for membership. AMBA has two ongoing membership categories, Regular and Associate.

Regular members have a voting representative on the AMBA Board of Directors and Technical Committee, with input into malting barley variety development and all other programs.

2016 Regular Member Dues

Maltsters pay dues of $4.77 per 1,000 bushels of barley steeped, and distillers and food companies pay $5.58 per 1,000 bushels of malt consumed the previous calendar year or minimum dues of $5,083.

Brewers pay dues per the following tier system based on barrels of beer shipped the previous calendar year.

80,000,000-100,000,000  $294,000   4,000,000-6,000,000  $16,300  
70,000,000-80,000,000  $245,000   2,000,000-4,000,000  $8,967  
60,000,000-70,000,000  $212,000   1,000,000-2,000,000  $7,000  
50,000,000-60,000,000  $180,000   800,000-1,000,000  $6,667  
40,000,000-50,000,000  $147,000   600,000-800,000  $6,333  
35,000,000-40,000,000  $122,500   400,000-600,000  $6,000  
30,000,000-35,000,000  $106,000   300,000-400,000  $5,833  
25,000,000-30,000,000  $90,000   250,000-300,000  $5,667  
20,000,000-25,000,000  $73,500   200,000-250,000  $5,500  
15,000,000-20,000,000  $57,200   150,000-200,000  $5,333  
10,000,000-15,000,000  $41,000   100,000-150,000  $5,167  
6,000,000-10,000,000  $26,200   < 100,000  $5,083  

Associate membership is for companies that do not want voting representation but want to help AMBA meet its mission, vision, and objectives, with some membership benefits. Associate member company personnel receive member only email communications on AMBA and barley, including barley planting, production, variety, and stock reports. They also have access to the member only section of the AMBA web site, which has information on malting barley varieties, research, production, and other items. Associate members are welcome to attend AMBA Board and Technical Committee meetings as nonvoting members.

2016 Associate Member Dues

Malting, distilling, and food companies pay the same dues rate as Regular members in their category, with minimum dues of $525.

Brewing companies pay dues of $3.33 per thousand barrels of beer shipped the previous calendar year, or minimum dues of $525.

If your company is interested in joining AMBA, please contact:

Michael P. Davis, Ph.D. President
American Malting Barley Association, Inc.
740 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 830
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Dues contributions to AMBA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.  However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses except that portion (3-5%) not deductible because of AMBA lobbying activity.

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2017-01-12 07:00 pm
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