Barley Checkoff Dollars at Work!

Boise Office

821 W State Street

Boise, ID 83702

Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm

208-334-2090 or cell 208-608-4519


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.

Idaho Barley Infographics Oct 2017Barley Checkoff Return Form

Grain Markets

2015 Idaho Barley Agronomic Updates

  • Dr. Christopher W. Rogers, University of Idaho Endowed Barley Research Agronomist, Aberdeen Research & Extention Center     Twitter: @UIbarley

2015 Idaho Barley Crop News

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 You can get assistance with personalized healthy menu planning at this website.

Ag Tech Outlook

  • Check out presentations from 2017 Idaho Ag Ourlook Seminar in Dec. 2016:
  • On-farm Performance Starts with the Basics:
    • Why soil health matters - Reed Findlay, UI Extension
    • Know your Yield History / Importance of Yield Monitors (connecting the dots) - Brett Wilken, Thresher Artisan Wheat
    • Fertilizer Performance - 4 Rs, soil testing, new/alternative N products - Dr. Chris Rogers, UI Aberdeen R & E Center
    • Irrigation Management & Efficiencies - equipment maintenance, AgriMet, soil sensors - Dr. Howard Neibling, UI Kimberly R & E Center
  • Implementing Technology to Optimize Farm Returns:
    • Variable rate sensors in fertilizer - Mike Griffel, Simplot SmartFarms
    • Variable rate irrigation - Dr. Howard Neibling, UI



  • Special Meeting June 30, 2020 Agenda
  • Board Meeting Minutes


    Monthly Idaho Barley Newsbrief

    • July 2018
      • IBC sets FY 2019 budget, Retiring Commissioner Pat Purdy honored
      • New District II Commissioner appointed
      • UI Research & Extension budget highlights
      • Update on 2018 Farm Bill and trade disputes
    • June 2018