The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors has approved funding of $561,660 for its July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 grant fiscal year for 27 research projects, which includes additional support for research provided by members Rahr Malting and Harpoon Brewery, and nonmember funding provided by the Michigan Brewers Guild.
Barley breeding and genetics programs in eleven states, CA, ID, MN, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OR, VA, WA, will receive the majority of funding, with the remainder of the funds provided to other supporting research projects on diseases, insect pests, variety evaluation, production, management, and malting quality.
The research grant program is directed at meeting AMBA’s mission to encourage and support an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for the malting, brewing, distilling, and food industries and increase our understanding of malting barley, and AMBA’s vision to be the leader in improvement, development, and understanding of malting barley. AMBA has 27 Regular voting members and 53 Associate members.
Mike Davis, Ph.D.
American Malting Barley Association, Inc.