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USDA - NASS Census Harvested Acreage Maps

The USDA publishes agricultural census data every 5 years.  AMBA has used this data to produce harvested acreage maps by county.  There is one map for the whole US and then this is broken down into regions.

US Map
Northwest
North Central
Northeast
Southwest
South Central
Southeast

Harvesting, Drying, and Storing Malting Barley
 
Maltsters will pay premiums for malting barley that has been harvested in good condition and stored properly.  Bright barley with good germination, sound kernels and intact husks are required for malting and brewing.  read more...

Malting Barley Quality Requirements

Premiums are paid for malting barley that is uniform and meets several quality specifications. These premiums reward growers that produce malting barley meeting these requirements. Specification thresholds vary based upon individual brewer requirements for the product that is being produced.  read more...

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2017-08-23
An article on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that agriculture contributes almost as much to carbon loss as deforestation.  The full article can be found here. …
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2017-11-16
The North American malting barley industry has undergone some significant changes in the last quarter century.  There has been a decline in the area planted to barley, particularly feed types, …
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