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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 …
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 2017-02-13
Dundee, Scotland – February 13, 2017 - Assured supplies of safe, high quality, and affordable barley are the outcome of decades of consistent research and development: the future depends on continued and upgraded research efforts to give farmers profitable varieties appropriate to different …
Posted 2016-11-30
The mission of the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) is to encourage and support an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for end users.  The primary strategy in achieving this is the development of new varieties with an increased chance of making industry malting quality …
Posted 2016-07-27
A very successful 12th International Barley Genetics Symposium (IBGS) was held in Minneapolis, MN June 26-30, 2016.  It was a worldwide gathering with over 300 barley researchers representing 30 countries and all the continents except Antarctica.  The last time the IBGS was held in the US …
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 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 …
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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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2019-09-09
Milwaukee - September 9, 2019 - As with many other crops, the seeding of barley was delayed in some areas due to the cool-wet spring. One consequence has been a later and longer harvest period. …
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