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 processes and products made from malt.  A diverse number of malt products can be made from a single variety of barley through changes to the malting process, but many applications require the development of new varieties.  The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) provides funding for malting barley researchers across the country and communicates the needs of the different segments of the industry.

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