AMBA Task Force

Barley Sustainability

Malting barley has long been a favorable rotational crop for farmers, providing often unquantified benefits to the soil and cropping system. In fact, it’s what keeps barley in the rotation for many farmers. Nonetheless, barley production contributes significantly to the overall carbon footprint of beer and spirits. There is an increasing demand for beverage companies to account for that impact and find ways to reduce emissions.

This call prompted AMBA to launch a Sustainability Task Force, which seeks to rally industry leaders around a core message and purpose to prove and improve the sustainable nature of the crop. A direct benefit of AMBA membership is the ability to engage in this industry-leading effort to bolster sustainability within the U.S. barley supply chain.

Task Force Meetings