US Farm Program

In a true free market, AMBA's goal of insuring an adequate supply of quality malting barley could be addressed through its varietal development program. However, in reality, planting decisions of growers are greatly influenced by US farm programs. 

 

AMBA's goal has been to work for farm programs that put barley on an equal basis with other crops so that it is responsive to the market and not the government. AMBA worked effectively with the National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) for inclusion of favorable barley provisions in the 2002 Farm Bill. AMBA submits comments on an annual basis to USDA regarding acreage reduction and other programs.

In a related area, AMBA worked with the NBGA on revisions to US Standards for Barley. AMBA maintains close liaison with the NBGA and state barley grower organizations both through work associated with the National Barley Improvement Committee and AMBA.

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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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2015-07-20
Milwaukee – July 20, 2015 - The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) congratulates the North Dakota Barley Council (NDBC) on the Malting Barley Revenue Endorsement that will be available …
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