Our members
are passionate
about barley

Our work supports a high quality and sustainable supply of malting barley for various end-users.

For Barley

The National Barley Improvement Committee, representing the entire U.S. barley community, advocates for funding and favorable agricultural policies at the federal level.


Each year, nearly half of our member dues are redirected towards research programs throughout the country focused on barley improvement.

Your membership
funds better

AMBA membership directly supports the strengthening and resilience of the barley supply chain.


The AMBA Recommended Variety List has long been the industry voice in variety selection.

Barley Research
and Development


Advocacy and
Ag Policy

About AMBA

The leader in research, improvement, and development of malting barley

Supporting the malting barley industry since 1982

  • Currently supporting 20+ unique research projects

  • Evaluating 30+ new malting barley varieties in the development pipeline

  • Lobbying for unique federal initiatives directly supporting malting barley research

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    In the last 20 years through our AMBA research grant program

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    New Experimental Barley Varieties

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    malting, brewing, and distilling members leveraging a unified industry voice

Supported By 50+
Member Companies


National Barley Improvement Committee

The National Barley Improvement Committee (NBIC) represents the U.S. barley community of growers, researchers, processors, users, and allied industries. The work of the NBIC seeks to secure both funding and favorable agricultural policies at the federal level.

Each spring, the NBIC travels to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of the malting barley industry and its various end-users advocating for:

  • Targeted barley research initiatives

  • Support for our Land Grant institutions

  • USDA agencies supporting barley

  • Initiatives that support our allied industries

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AMBA plays a critical role in the U.S. barley community

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24th North American Barley Researchers Workshop