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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
2015-01-11 07:00 pm
Hacienda Hotel - Old Town
San Diego, CA 92110
AMBA Barley Improvement Conference - Full Announcement & RegistrationJanuary 11 & 12, …
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News
2014-12-10
American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) and the National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) have submitted comments on the FDA's human and animal food supplemental proposed rules related to the …
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Press Releases
2014-12-10
The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) announced the list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2015 growing season.  AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 70 US …
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