Million Annual
USDA-ARS Funding
Increase Since 1998


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

  • USDA agencies supporting barley

  • Support for our Land Grant institutions

  • Initiatives that support our allied industries

National Forum

NBIC serves all U.S. barley interests for all uses providing a national voice for industry needs


Priority Adoption

Each year the NBIC sets and lobbies at the federal level for the greatest needs for the barley industry


Advisory Role

Federal policy makers and agencies have long trusted the NBIC to provide a unified voice for barley