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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...

 

Upcoming Events
2014-06-03 08:00 am
Hotel Valentini
Salsomaggiore Terme, PR 43039
IWBLD – 1st International Workshop on Barley Leaf Diseases SalsomaggioreTerme, Italy, June …
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News
2014-04-22
Technical Committee (TC) representatives of the American Malting Barley Association’s (AMBA) twenty one Regular large and small brewing, malting, and distilling members, met on April 17, 2014 …
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Press Releases
2014-04-14
Barley Group Visits Washington DC The National Barley Improvement Committee (NBIC) made their annual trip to Washington, DC March 9-12, 2014 to promote a viable public sector national barley research …
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