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Posted 2014-09-02
2014 Crop Barley May Require Special Attention in Storage Milwaukee – September 2, 2014 – The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast a record yielding barley crop in its August 12, 2014 Crop Production Report.  August rains in some areas however, are impacting the …
Posted 2014-05-21
May 21, 2014 – Every North American brewer has their favorite variety or in most cases, group of varieties, that are suited to making their product line and perform well in their breweries.  Historically, the choices were made based on the barley that was best adapted to the region in …
Posted 2014-05-07
Malting barley production in the western United States was dominated by two-rowed varieties introduced from Europe until the release of the variety Klages in 1973.  There are numerous reasons for this, but two stand out.  Breeding programs focused on feed varieties during prohibition so …
Posted 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 infrastructure.  The group represents the whole barley supply chain and is comprised of …
Posted 2014-04-01
AMBA Provides Comments on Proposed FDA Regulations American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) filed comments on proposed FDA regulations that would impact how brewers handle their spent grains and on ho w elevators store barley.  The FDA published the proposed rules in response to the Food …
Posted 2014-02-19
Barley acreage in the US has declined to levels not seen in over 100 years, but the interest in growing malting barley has spread to regions in the US that have not grown the crop for many decades.  The driving force behind this interest is the movement to source food locally. read …
Posted 2014-02-12
The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA), a nonprofit trade association of US malting, brewing, and distilling companies, has announced recommended malting barley varieties for the 2014 growing season. Two varieties were added to the recommended list for 2014 and no varieties have been …
Posted 2013-11-07
Barley has gone from being a major feed grain to a specialty food crop in the last twenty-five years.  While there are still a few areas, primarily corn deficient regions, in the US that utilize barley for livestock, barley’s major use is for malting.  This malt makes its way into …
Posted 2013-04-18
April 18, 2013 – New genetic technologies are being applied to the development of barley varieties that greatly increase breeding efficiencies.  Many of these technologies grew out of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding for the Barley Coordinated …
Posted 2012-10-11
October 11, 2012 - The North American brewing industry has long relied on domestic barley production to produce the beers enjoyed by consumers.  US production is almost exclusively dependent on six-rowed and two-rowed varieties that have been developed in North America. read more...... …
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2014-05-21
May 21, 2014 – Every North American brewer has their favorite variety or in most cases, group of varieties, that are suited to making their product line and perform well in their …
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2014-09-02
2014 Crop Barley May Require Special Attention in Storage Milwaukee – September 2, 2014 – The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast a record yielding barley crop in its …
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