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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, …
Posted 2015-02-05
Excerpt from Grainnet Article: Winnipeg, MB, and Washington, DC — Feb. 4, 2015 — The Canada-US Grain and Seed Trade Task Group has published new information that will help commercial grain handlers and buyers better understand the regulations on cross-border trade. The task group …
Posted 2014-12-24
A simple fix could save taxpayers $40 billion without damaging the U.S. food supply. Over the past three years, proposals from the Obama administration and the House Budget Committee to reform the $80 billion-a-year federal crop-insurance program have been defeated by opposition centered in the …
Posted 2014-12-10
American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) and the National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) have submitted comments on the FDA's human and animal food supplemental proposed rules related to the treatment of facilities that simply store grains like barley.  In the supplemental rule, the …
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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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