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Posted 2014-05-21
May 21, 2014 – Every North American brewer has their favorite variety or in most cases, group of varieties, that are suited to making their product line and perform well in their breweries.  Historically, the choices were made based on the barley that was best adapted to the region in …
Posted 2014-05-07
Malting barley production in the western United States was dominated by two-rowed varieties introduced from Europe until the release of the variety Klages in 1973.  There are numerous reasons for this, but two stand out.  Breeding programs focused on feed varieties during prohibition so …
Posted 2014-04-01
AMBA Provides Comments on Proposed FDA Regulations American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) filed comments on proposed FDA regulations that would impact how brewers handle their spent grains and on ho w elevators store barley.  The FDA published the proposed rules in response to the Food …
Posted 2014-02-19
Barley acreage in the US has declined to levels not seen in over 100 years, but the interest in growing malting barley has spread to regions in the US that have not grown the crop for many decades.  The driving force behind this interest is the movement to source food locally. read …
Posted 2013-11-07
Barley has gone from being a major feed grain to a specialty food crop in the last twenty-five years.  While there are still a few areas, primarily corn deficient regions, in the US that utilize barley for livestock, barley’s major use is for malting.  This malt makes its way into …
Posted 2013-04-18
April 18, 2013 – New genetic technologies are being applied to the development of barley varieties that greatly increase breeding efficiencies.  Many of these technologies grew out of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding for the Barley Coordinated …
Posted 2012-10-11
October 11, 2012 - The North American brewing industry has long relied on domestic barley production to produce the beers enjoyed by consumers.  US production is almost exclusively dependent on six-rowed and two-rowed varieties that have been developed in North America. read more...... …
Posted 2012-09-10
Several factors could lead to a trend in not only greater barley acreage in the US, but also an increase in the geographic distribution of malting barley production.  Rising world beer production, a growing domestic craft beer industry, and local sourcing of ingredients all contribute to …
Posted 2012-06-11
June 11, 2012 - Interest in winter malting barley varieties has grown over the last few years.  In many regions, winter cereals provide farmers with increased cropping options and management flexibility. A sufficiently winter hardy variety will begin growing vigorously in spring and enter the …
Posted 2011-11-18
Take Note of Waiting Periods When Planting Barley After Imidazolinone Herbicide Treatment Although Clearfield® type systems are popular and effective, anyone considering producing barley should be aware of the time needed between treatment with imidazolinones and barley planting. Imidazolinones …
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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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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 …
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