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Posted 2018-01-24
In Arizona, the Verde River was running dry, so Kim Schonek devised a plan to save it with the help of everyone's favorite malted beverage.  This article details how Ms. Schonek encouraged malting barley production to reduce the demand for irrigation water from teh Verde River.  Click …
Posted 2018-01-18
Speed Breeding Greenhouse Using a speed growing technique that employs LED lights has the potential to dramatically accelerate the process of breeding better-performing crops, according to researchers at John Innes Centre in England and Australian institutions, the University of Queensland and the …
Posted 2018-01-11
A bumper sticker spotted in Montana reads, "No barley, no beer." It's a reminder that Montana's barley farmers are struggling. Barley is an unforgiving crop that needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And …
Posted 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. …
Posted 2017-05-04
Milwaukee, WI – May 4, 2017 - The interest in growing malting barley has expanded across the US in the last several years and necessitated the need for additional crop research.  This research ranges from trials to find current cultivars suitable for a new region, to breeding programs …
Posted 2016-07-20
The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors has approved funding of $561,660 for its July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 grant fiscal year for 27 research projects, which includes additional support for research provided by members Rahr Malting and Harpoon Brewery, and nonmember …
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 2015-09-14
Positive Train Control (PTC) is a GPS safety system designed to prevent collisions and derailments on our nation’s railroads.  In 2008, Congress mandated that all rail lines that carry substances that are ‘toxic by inhalation’ must have PTC in place by the end of 2015 or face …
Posted 2015-08-05
The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors has approved funding of $576,610 for its July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 grant fiscal year.  This is an increase of $45,500 or 8.6% over last year and the second year that AMBA has been able to increase funding thanks to …
Posted 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 insurance subsidies.  AMBA has joined a broad coalition of sportsman, conservation groups, lenders, …
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2018-01-24
In Arizona, the Verde River was running dry, so Kim Schonek devised a plan to save it with the help of everyone's favorite malted beverage.  This article details how Ms. Schonek encouraged …
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2018-01-03
At their December 13, 2017 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors approved a list of recommended malting barley varieties for 2018. Read full release …
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