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2015 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 2015 Goals...

2015 Congressional Schedule...

 

Upcoming Events
2015-07-20 05:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Fargo
Fargo, ND 58102
The fourth annual North Dakota State University Barley Field School will be held July 21-23, 2015 …
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News
2015-06-04
The 2014 Farm Bill requires that producers that the USDA determines have highly erodible land (HEL) or wetlands must certify that they comply with certain conservation measures to receive crop …
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Press Releases
2015-06-29
The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) announces an update to the list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2015 growing season.  AMBA is a nonprofit trade association …
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