Our work supports a high quality and sustainable supply of malting barley for various end-users.
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.
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.
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
In the last 20 years through our AMBA research grant program
New Experimental Barley Varieties
Tested each year through our Quality Evaluation Program
malting, brewing, and distilling members leveraging a unified industry voice
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
Brown Forman's membership to AMBA has increased our awareness, understanding, and stewardship of retaining quality malt varieties for our industry for years to come.
Strategic Global Sourcing
AMBA provides a valuable platform for us to communicate end-users’ needs to barley breeders in a coordinated and efficient manner so that advanced barley variety development in the public sector is supported, evaluated, and commercialized most effectively. This leverages collective efforts among available resources across the entire membership.
Corporate Quality and Innovation
AMBA has been key to developing and connecting our breeding program to the malt supply chain in the eastern U.S. Their malting evaluation programs have been essential to getting our new varieties into the hands of growers, maltsters, and brewers. We are grateful for their support!
Proximity Malt appreciates AMBA's role over many decades in advocating for the sustainability of malting barley for the industry at large - maintaining acres, vetting varieties, defining research, and seeking funding. We, and our customers, benefit from the consistent messaging, data, and strategic thinking that AMBA leadership provides.
Sales and Marketing
Beyond financial support for our breeding research, AMBA helps keep me connected to our industry stakeholders.
AMBA and BMBRI have a strong, collaborative relationship that spans decades. Both organizations tackle many of the same challenges and by sharing information, and developing and aligning strategic initiatives, we benefit the malting and brewing industry on both sides of the border.
AMBA keeps Deschutes in the know on all things barley and in touch with those who know barley!
Manager of Brewing Operations
Our passion is malt. We strive to buy the best barley varieties, grown on the most sustainable local farms, and malted by highly skilled local malthouses. We joined AMBA to be part of the leading voice best positioned to drive change in U.S. barley and malting.
The National Barley Improvement Committee is a great, positive force for the barley industry combining producers, researchers, and industry end users to advocate for the industry. A winning combination.
Montana Barley Grower