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Posted 2016-05-10
Barley Breeding Getting a Boost From USDA Laboratories Milwaukee, WI – May 10, 2016 – New DNA marker technologies have the ability to rapidly and efficiently monitor the transfer of traits into new barley selections.  The per analysis costs of these technologies are generally far …
Posted 2016-04-20
MILWAUKEE – April 20, 2016 – The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) strongly opposes the use of desiccants or herbicides such as glyphosate for post-heading treatment of malting barley, wheat, or other grains in North America being processed for malting, brewing, and …
Posted 2016-02-10
Washington, DC - February 10, 2016 - The producers and end-users of barley met February 1-3, 2016 in Washington, DC to promote the interests of barley.  The National Barley Growers Association (NBGA), which has historically been funded by state grower organizations, now gets at least half of …
Posted 2016-01-05
The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) provides growers with an annual list of malting barley varieties that it’s members are most interested in for the upcoming growing season.  AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 82 US malting, brewing and distilling companies that …
Posted 2015-11-17
St. Paul – November 17, 2015 – The University of Minnesota (UM) has played an integral part in the development of malting barley for over a century.  In the early part of the 20th century, this land grant institution cooperated with USDA Division of Cereal and Disease scientists …
Posted 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 to barley growers in 2016.  It has taken a number of years from the initial conception to final …
Posted 2015-06-29
At their June 23, 2015 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added the following two varieties to the recommended list of malting barley varieties. Read full release …
Posted 2015-05-14
Milwaukee, WI – May 14, 2015 – There have been significant changes to the pattern of barley production in the United States, but its importance in a variety of food products, regional use as a feed ingredient, and crop rotations make continued production essential.  With recent …
Posted 2015-02-18
Advances in two-rowed barley development are providing producers and end-users with exciting new malting barley varieties. North Dakota State University (NDSU) efforts to develop two-rowed malting barley varieties began over 40 years ago.  In 1970 when Dr. Glenn Peterson (NDSU barley breeder …
Posted 2015-02-17
Conrad, MT- February 17, 2015 - The Golden Triangle Barley Update, a collaborative effort of Montana State University Extension and industry, drew over 100 producers and industry leaders to Conrad February 10, 2015.  This popular event is held every three years and brings together... Read …
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2016-05-10
Barley Breeding Getting a Boost From USDA Laboratories Milwaukee, WI – May 10, 2016 – New DNA marker technologies have the ability to rapidly and efficiently monitor the transfer of …
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