Barley Checkoff Dollars at Work!

Boise Office

821 W State Street

Boise, ID 83702

Hours: 8am to 5pm

Idaho Falls Office

3421 E County Line Road

Idaho Falls, ID 834401

Hours: 8 am to 4 pm

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.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Idaho Barley Commission Administrator

Job Description: Idaho Barley Commission Administrator

Idaho Barley Infographics Oct 2017

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



  • IBC Board Meeting February 21, 2018 Boise
  • Board Meeting Minutes


    Monthly Idaho Barley Newsbrief

    • November 2017:
      • NBGA President Dwight Little and Gordley & Associates lobbyist Dale Thorenson talk 2018 Farm Bill
      • NAFTA under the microscope
      • 2017 Idaho Barley production stats
    • October 2016