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2014 NBIC Goals

The National Barley Improvement Committee represents the entire US barley industry - growers, researchers, and malting, brewing, and cereal food end-users.

Why is federal investment in barley research needed?  Barley is primarily a public sector crop.  Most barley variety development and research is conducted at state universities and USDA-ARS facilities.   The private sector has limited interest in barley research and variety development because of its limited seed sale potential.

Barley production, and the manufacture and sale of value-added barley products (malt, beer, food, feed for livestock and fish, biofuels) have a significant impact on the US economy, supporting millions of jobs and generating billions of dollars in business activity and tax revenue for the US and state governments.  The economic and tax revenue payback from modest federal investments in barley research exceeds by many orders of magnitude the expenditures.

Cover Letter and 2014 Goals...

2014 Congressional Schedule...

 

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2014-09-29 08:00 am
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2014-05-21
May 21, 2014 – Every North American brewer has their favorite variety or in most cases, group of varieties, that are suited to making their product line and perform well in their …
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2014-09-02
2014 Crop Barley May Require Special Attention in Storage Milwaukee – September 2, 2014 – The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast a record yielding barley crop in its …
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