Idaho Barley Commission
Barley Checkoff Dollars at Work!
IBC is a self-governing agency of the State of Idaho that serves to enhance the profitability of the Idaho barley growers through research, market development, promotion, information and education. This is accomplished by identifying and fully utilizing available resources and organizations to promote and further develop the barley industry in the state of Idaho.
FARM BILL / CROP INSURANCE WORKSHOPS COMING
Sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Risk Management Agency, Idaho Barley Commission, University of Idaho Southern Idaho Cereals Extension Team, Northwest Farm Credit, Anheuser Busch, MillerCoors, Great Western Malting Co., Grain Craft, Thresher Artisan Wheat, Lansing Trade Group, Mountain States Insurance and Hub International Insurance Brokers
- Lessons learned from 2014 sprout damage & why it matters to maltsters and millers - maltster invited and Reuben McLean, Grain Craft (southern and eastern Idaho locations only)
- Crop Insurance - review of barley and wheat policy coverage and potential changes in 2016 - Ben Thiel, RMA Spokane Regional Office Director
- Farm Bill - overview of key provisions & on-line decision tools to compare PLC and ARC - Ben Eborn, University of Idaho Extension and Jeremy Nalder, FSA State Office [North Idaho workshops - Ken Hart, University of Idaho Extension]
- Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) - how it works for wheat and barley - Ben Thiel, RMA Spokane Regional Office Director
- Farm Bill Workshop Flyer NORTH
- Farm Bill Workshop Flyer SOUTH
Idaho Feed Barley Available for PurchaseDue to highly unusual monsoonal moisture received just before and during harvest, a significant portion of Idaho’s high yielding and high quality malting barley crop has been down-graded as feed. Please see a list of Idaho feed barley merchandisers for more information. Idaho Feed Barley Fact Sheet
IBC issues Guidance to Idaho malting barley producers on how to handle malting barley injured by sproutů
Barley growers are urged to be patient and not panic as they try to complete their 2014 harvest. We recommend producers follow these steps:
- Follow best management harvesting practices, particularly avoid harvesting lodged barley. Beware that injured by sprout barley is more fragile and more susceptible to skinned and broken kernels.
- Quickly harvest the remaining grain to prevent growth of molds. Sooty molds will increase off flavors in malt and reduce suitability for feed.
- Store your barley with good aeration.
- Take a good bin sample
Successful inaugural Idaho Barley Crop Field Short Course held for Craft Brewers on July 14-15 .
- We hosted 31 people associated with the U.S. craft brewing industry and barley research community for a 2-day short course on Idaho barley and malt on July 14-15, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Victor and Pocatello, Idaho. Here is a link to technical presentations on the 2014 Idaho barley crop, history of the Idaho malting barley contracting, ARS malting barley variety development program, barley best management practices and malt processing 101.
- Course Presentations:
·2-row All Malt Barley Breeding Effort at Aberdeen - Current and Future Directions - Gongshe Hu, USDA-ARS
· Specialty Malt for Craft Brewers - Tevis Vance, Great Western Malting Co.
· 2014 Idaho Barley Trends - Kelly Olson, Idaho Barley Commission
· Some Malting Barley History South Idaho - Randy Neiwirth, Great Western Malting Co.
· Best Management Practices: Back to the Basics for Best Barley - Juliet Marshall, University of Idaho
Western US Malting Barley FHB Forum Presentations - Jan. 9, 2014, Idaho Falls, ID
- On the Ground FHB observations and trends in Western U.S. malting barley production – Juliet Marshall, University of Idaho
- Changing climatic conditions and trends – John Stevenson, Oregon State University
- U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative: funding status and priorities – Dr. Mike Davis, AMBA
- Barley agronomic management for FHB – Dr. Ruth Dill-Macky, University of Minnesota
- Breeding for FHB resistance – Kevin Smith, Univ. of Minnesota
- Priority Strategies
- Farm Bill Workshop Flyer
- 2012 Crop Insurance Update for Barley & Wheat
- IBC Crop Insurance Newsbrief
- Barley Crop Insurance Options in 2011
- Separating APH Bases for Specialty Type Barley Insurance
Make Every Bite Count with Barley
Barley is a great source of dietary fiber and contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is effective in lowering blood cholesterol and can reduce the risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber is also beneficial in slowing the absorption of sugar and reducing the risk for developing type 2 or non-insulin-dependent diabetes. The insoluble fiber found in barley may be beneficial in helping the body maintain regular bowl function. Insoluble fiber may also help lower the risk for certain cancers such as colon cancer.
Barley is a whole grain and is packed with good nutrition. This centuries-old grain contains fiber, vitamins and minerals; is slim on fat; and, like all plant products, is cholesterol-free.
The USDA My Plate specifically recommends that Americans eat at least 3 ounces of grains per day, with half of those as "whole" grains. Clinical studies have shown that the consumption of whole grains helps reduce the risk of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and cardiovascular disease, while also promoting satiety and weight control.
Find out more about USDA's nutritional recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov. You can get assistance with personalized healthy menu planning at this website.