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Posted 2019-07-08
Milwaukee – July 9, 2019 - The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added the following variety to the recommended list of malting barley varieties for 2019. LCS Violetta, a winter two-row malting variety, was developed by Saatzucht Breun in Germany and is …
Posted 2019-02-14
Washington, DC - February 14, 2019 - The National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) – whose members include growers, brewers, maltsters, and life science companies – met for their annual winter board meeting in Washington DC Feb 6-8, 2019.  NBGA members also met with their …
Posted 2019-01-17
Albuquerque, NM – January 17, 2019 –  A successful 42ND biennial Barley Improvement Conference was held in Albuquerque, NM, January 9-10, 2019.  The conference has been hosted by the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) and its predecessor organizations since the 1940s …
Posted 2019-01-03
Milwaukee – January 3, 2019 - Each year, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) releases its list of recommended malting barley varieties to US growers.  AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 76 brewing, distilling and malting companies that are end users of US malting …
Posted 2018-06-11
At their June 6, 2018 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added Puffin to the recommended list of malting barley varieties.Puffin, a winter two-row, was released in 1987 by The Miln Marsters Group, Kings Lynn, Norfolk UK which is now part of Limagrain Cereal …
Posted 2018-05-03
A Focus on Malting Barley Markets Milwaukee, WI – May 3, 2018 – Barley remains an important feed grain, but recent years have seen a much higher portion of the crop going for malting.  Coinciding with the rise of malting barley as the dominate use, has been an increase in the …
Posted 2018-02-20
Conrad, MT – February 20, 2018 - The future direction of the barley industry was the emphasis of discussion at the February 15 Golden Triangle Barley Update in Conrad.  The triennial event is a collaboration between MSU Extension and industry representatives.  Nearly 75 growers and …
Posted 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 …
Posted 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, an increase in direct contracting with producers, and a shift toward two-row varieties. The industry …
Posted 2017-05-18
Milwaukee, WI – May 18, 2017 – Congress sent the President a 2017 fiscal year budget that he signed on May 5, 2017.  Sometimes called an Omnibus because it contains a large collection of appropriation bills, this one contained a few increases for USDA programs.  Barley and …
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2018-05-17
Milwaukee, WI – May 17, 2018 – The major malting barley growing regions of the US extend from the Northern Great Plains, through the intermountain mountains and into the Pacific …
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2019-07-08
Milwaukee – July 9, 2019 - The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added the following variety to the recommended list of malting barley varieties for 2019. LCS …
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