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  • Boosting Beer Production
    Learn more about a new method of removing toxins from barley to enhance beer production in an article from The Drinks Business.
  • Barley Genomic Sequence Study
    Read more about the recent study on genetic sequences in different barley varieties in an article from the American Malting Barley Association.
  • Barley Water
    We know the health benefits of eating barley, but do you know the benefits of drinking it? Learn more about the benefits of barley water and how to make it in an article from Medical News Today.
  • 2024 Barley Varieties
    Read more about the recommended malting barley varieties for the upcoming crop year in an article from the American Malting Barley Association.
  • Barley Grass Benefits
    Did you know barley grass is also health beneficial for human consumption? Learn more about why you should drink barley grass juice in an article from NDTV.
  • About Barley: Benefits & More
    Learn all about the benefits, nutrition facts, comparison to other grains, and more of barley in an article by Verywell Health!
  • Influence of Barley’s Characteristics on Malt
    Learn more about the influence of barley’s qualities on malt extract in an article from the American Malting Barley Association.
  • Climate Change Impacts the Barley & Beer Industry
    Read more about how climate change is impacting barley crops and the overall beer industry in the article from NBC10 Philadelphia.
  • U.S. Barley Exported
    Learn more about where U.S. barley was exported in the 2022/2023 marketing year in an article from the American Malting Barley Association.
  • Hater’s Guide to Barley
    Not familiar with barley or don’t know how to cook it properly? Don’t let the fear of barley stop you from incorporating it into your diet. Read more about solutions to give barley another try in an article from GoBarley.
  • What Can I Do with Barley?
    Barley is very versatile and can be added to recipes to increase their nutritional value. Learn more about what to do with barley in an article from the USDA!
  • Why Barley Flour
    Barley flour is a healthy alternative to white flour. Learn more about choosing barley flour in the article from Susgrainable!
  • Barley As a Commodity
    Learn more about barley as a commodity – it’s value, how it’s grown, and uses for it in an article from
  • September Barley Reports
    Read more about September 2023’s Small Grains Summary and stock reports for barley in an article from the American Malting Barley Association!
  • High-Barley Diets + Broilers
    Learn about the 6 checkpoints when considering adding barley into diets for broilers in an article from Feed Strategy!
  • Barley Adapting to Climate Change
    Read more about how barley is adapting to climate change through a new gene variant in an article from!
  • High-Barley Diets + Pigs
    Learn about the considerations that go into feeding animals, such as swine, high-barley diets in an article from Feed Strategy.
  • Regenerative Barley Starch
    Learn about regenerative barley starch as it’s used in climate-friendly products in the article from Anora Industrial.
  • The Future of the Barley Market
    Learn about the future of the barley market and how it’s estimated to increase in an article from GlobalNewswire!,CAGR%20between%202023%20and%202033.
  • How Winter Affected This Year’s Barley
    Learn more about how barley handled this year’s winter during a trial through Penn State and what it the data means for next seasons crop in an article from Farm Progress.
  • Understanding Barley Genetics Through Drought Stress
    The primary barley growing regions in 2021 experienced more drought than normal. Learn about how prolonged drought periods, like the one in 2021, are used to better understand barley genetics in an article from the American Malting Barley Association.
  • Dogs & Barley
    Barley is packed with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for both human and pet health. Learn more about adding barley to your dog’s diet in this article by MasterClass!
  • Cooking Barley & Recipes
    Barley is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins and is delicious! Learn more in this article from A Couple Cooks about how to cook barley and recipes to try!
  • Barley Grain Uses
    Learn about how barley grain has a variety of uses from brewing to bread in this article from Epic Gardening.
  • Why Barley is a Vital Commodity
    Learn more about why barley is a vital commodity in an article from!
  • 2023 Barley Sector Meeting
    The U.S. Grains Council held their Barley Sector meeting last month to discuss barley crop production updates, barley updates from other countries, and organization updates. Here are a few notes from the meeting covering the barley crop production update, and China and Mexico updates. Barley growers and state staff from the barley producing states provided […]
  • Plant Guide to Barley
    Learn all about barley in this plant guide from the United States Department of Agriculture!
  • Barley Food Safety Limit
    Learn about Europe’s ergot alkaloid limits in barley to enhance food safety in this article from Food Safety News!
  • North Dakota Barley Uses
    Learn about how one North Dakota farmer raises barley crops for a variety of uses in this article from Ag Week!
  • Push for Food Grade Barley
    Barley has been proven to be a heart-healthy ingredient for humans, which has prompted farmers to push for food-grade barley consumption. Read more about the push to expand the barley market in our latest article by Capital Press.
  • Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects of Barley
    Barley offers great nutritional value and health benefits! Learn more about its benefits and potential side effects on this article from Lybrate!
  • Barley to Beer
    The Northern Crops Institute is now offering an on-demand Barley to Beer course. This online course aims to provide participants with information on how to successfully choose high quality malting barley, as well as a basic understanding of the malting process and the brewing of beer. Registration includes networked lectures and video tours that participants […]
  • Beginner Guide to Barley Cultivation
    Learn all about barley cultivation through this basic guide in an article from Krishi Jagran – Agrepedia!
  • Winter Barley
    Winter barley makes an excellent cover crop. Learn more about the advantages, disadvantages, and more in this article from Plant Cover Crops.
  • Plant-Protein Production Facility
    EverGrain Ingredients recently began its operations in their new plant-protein production facility. Read more about how they use the new facility to create protein ingredients from barley in this article by Baking Business.
  • Hulless Waxy Barley
    Learn about hulless waxy barley and where to buy it from Montana Milling Inc.!
  • How to Juice Barley Grass
    Add some variety to your diet with barley grass juice! Read more about how to juice barley grass in this article from Cultures for Health.
  • Learn About Barley’s Health Benefits
    Watch videos from the Alaska Flour Company on the health benefits of barley. Learn about: Barley’s affect on your blood sugar How barley can lower the risk of diabetes The glycemic index and its importance How eating barley reduces the need for insulin
  • Barley Plant-Based Milk
    Molson Coors Beverage Co. recently released their product, Golden Wing Barley Milk, a plant-based milk using barley. Learn more about this barley milk in an article by Food Business News.
  • From Barley Waste to Plant-Based Protein
    Learn about how EverGrain created a sustainable plant-based protein from barley waste in this article by Food Dive.
  • Barley Spec Sheet
    Learn more about the general specifications on 6 row and 2 row barley in this spec sheet from our sponsoring organization, North Dakota Barley Council.
  • Barley’s Super Health Benefits
    Low in calories and high in fiber, barley is packed with vitamins and nutrients making it a super healthy food to consume. Check out all the super health benefits barley has to offer in the article from Facty Health.—Search—Health-Benefits-of-Barley&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg7KJBhDyARIsAHrAXaFQzfXPTruymvuQzJOu9_iT48aY2Y3PYjwm7joRdj80JGE-3MmfGv0aAvcvEALw_wcB
  • Facts About Hulled Barley
    Hulled barley is both health beneficial and great at keeping you full longer. Learn more health and nutrition facts about hulled barley in this article from the Dr. Oz Show!
  • Barley in Pet Food
    Barley has become increasingly popular not only for human consumption, but now in pet food as well. Check out this article from AgWeek featuring Steve Edwardson, director of the North Dakota Barley Council, that discusses the increase use of North Dakota and Minnesota barley in pet food.
  • Benefits of Barley Grass Juice
    Barley grass is also health beneficial for human consumption, just like barley grains! Learn more about why you should drink barley grass juice and the benefits of it in this article from NDTV Food.
  • Barley vs. Wheat
    Barley and wheat may look similar at a quick glance, but there are two very different crops! Read more about the differences between barley and wheat in this article from Farm & Animals.
  • How To Grow Barley and Get Increased Yields
    Barley is a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-grow crop. It’s used in animal feed, beer, and recipes for human consumption as it provides excellent health benefits. Learn more about how to grow barley and increase its yields in this article from Earth Observing System.
  • What Is Barley Grass?
    Barley grass is the leaf of the barley plant and has been found to be just as health beneficial as the grain it produces. Barley grass is typically used in green juices and supplements and can be found in juice, powder, tablet, or gummy form. Read more about barley grass and its nutrients, health benefits, […]
  • Health Benefits of Barley
    Eating barley can help reduce your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and other chronic health conditions. Get all the details on barley’s nutrition, heart health benefits, bone health, inflammation, digestive health, recipes, and more in this article from Medical News Today.
  • How To Grow Barley As A Cover Crop for Your Home Garden
    Barley is a great choice as a cover crop for a home gardener. Learn about winter barley cover crops, how to grow barley as a cover crop, and why choose barley in this article from Gardening Know How.
  • Why Barley Brewing Is Better for the Environment
    Barley is an environmentally friendly crop and also a popular grain used for brewing beer. Read more about what barley is, barley and the environment, the brewing process, the enzyme role in brewing, and the future of the brewing industry in this article from Homebrew Academy.
  • Managing Cover Crops Profitably
    Barley can be used as an effective winter or spring cover crop to provide erosion control, weed suppression, and more. Learn more about benefits, management, and other comparative notes on using barley as an effective cover crop in this article from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
  • Barley & Gluten
    Barley is good for your health and provides great health benefits such as helping decrease your cholesterol and risk of diabetes. However, barley contains gluten and should not be consumed for people following a gluten-free diet. Read more about barley and gluten in the article from VeryWell Fit, “Can You Eat Barley If You Are […]
  • Food Barley Procurement Using Production Contracts
    The drought of 2021 has emphasized the need for barley buyers to be proactive in securing barley supplies. The malting and brewing industry has utilized direct contract programs with barley growers as a mechanism to maintain a reliable source of supply. Contract programs also apply to food barley, which often includes waxy hull-less types of barley that […]
  • Why Barley?
    Barley is easy to use, delicious, and has amazing health benefits! Learn more about why barley is great in Go Barley’s article, “Why Barley?“ Learn about: Why barley? What is barley? What is a whole grain? Where can I buy barley? How do I incorporate barley into my diet? What are the health benefits of […]
  • Barley: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits, & More!
    Barley is a very versatile grain that’s been used for over 1,000 years. Learn more about barley in the article from Verywell fit. Here are some of the key topics discussed: History Nutrition Facts Health Benefits Allergies Adverse Effects Varieties When It’s Best Storage and Food Safety How to Prepare Recipes
  • 10 Best Benefits of Barley
    Barley is a great source of fiber, which is beneficial for long-term good health. Check out the article below from Organic Facts to learn 10 benefits of eating barley and also different forms of barley nutrition! Here are some of the key points the article discusses about the benefits of barley: May help keep GI […]
  • Barley Profile
    Here’s 5 quick barley facts from an article by the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Click the link to learn more about the profile of barley! Barley is a short-season, early maturing crop, and is likely the world’s oldest cultivated grain. U.S. producers harvested 2.2 million acres of barley in 2020 with an average yield of […]
  • Barley Straw Used for Algae Control
    Barley straw can benefit the environment by working to keep ponds naturally clear. Read the article from one of our sponsoring organizations, Washington Grain Commission, to see how barley straw is used for algae control in ponds! Learn the answers to the following questions: How does barley straw work? How much should be used? Can […]
  • Storing Barley Safely
    Food safety is important for keeping you healthy and assuring your food last longer. Here’s a few tips to storing barley to keep you safe: Uncooked barley will last longer if stored in a cool, dry area. Properly stored, uncooked barley will generally stay at best quality for about 18 to 24 months at normal […]
  • 5 Benefits of Barley Water
    Fiber boost Barley is an excellent source of dietary fiber, and is a soluble fiber, meaning it can dissolve in water and provide the body with useful energy. A diet high in dietary fiber can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Lowers cholesterol Barley has been found to help […]
  • Barley Milk
    What is barley milk? Take Two, a beverage company, partnered with EverGrain, a sustainable alternative of Anheuser-Busch InBev., to create a new plant milk made from upcycled barley grains. The new alternative, ecofriendly milk is very nutritious, containing 5 grams of protein per serving, more calcium than dairy milk, and less sugar than other plant-based […]
  • Crop Progress Report
    Check out the USDA barley progress report below! You’ll find how much barley has been planted and harvested in your region.
  • Barley faring much better than wheat in northeastern North Dakota
    Curious about how the barley crop is shaping up in North Dakota? Take a look at this AgWeek article by Emily Beal. This article discusses current drought conditions and projected yields. Click on the link below to start reading.
  • USDA Barley Grading Handbook
    Check out this link published by the USDA for more information on barley grading. Here you will find how barley is graded and what the specifications are.
  • Barley Grading Standards
    Check out this resource for more specifics about barley grading. Here you will fond the U.S. barley grading standards guide, and gain a better understanding of what goes into high quality barley.
  • Cereal B-Glucans: The Impact of Processing and How It Affects Physiological Responses
    Check out this article by Muriel Henrion and others on how different levels of processing impact Beta-Glucan in barley!
  • Potential health benefits of β-glucan from barley and oat
    This article by Wiebke Schlörmann and Michael Glei highlights the health benefits barely provides through beta-glucans. This important nutritional aspect brings added value to barley. Click the link below to read more.
  • Spent grains as food
    This article titled Using Spent Grain in Your Brewpub’s Kitchen proposes a few more uses for spent grains than we usually think of. Barley innovators are imagining new recipes and ways to use the byproduct. Click the liknk below to find out more.
  • Balancing demands for quality and yield in barley
    This article by Julienne Isaacs highlights new barley varieties and how they are impacting the industry.                                                                                  Balancing demands for both quality and yield in barley | Country Guide (
  • UPDATE 1-China’s appetite for barley sucks in French and Canadian new crop
    This article by Gus Trompiz highlights how China’s increasing demand for barley is affecting crop supply globally. Read more about this by clicking the link below.
  • Barley Market Analysis
    Currently, the majority of barley grown is used to feed animals. But a renewed interest in the health properties of barley, and it’s creating some buzz. Take a look at this research to see an analysis of the barley market.
  • Barley research in the Northern region
    This article highlights the University of Minnesota’s barley breeding and research. This type of scholarship happens across the Northern plains in order to better understand barley and continue growing a high quality, productive crop.
  • How heritage barley could be a valuable and vital food in the fight against climate change
    This article by David McKenzie walks through the history of food barley, sharing valuable insight on how the grain has been used, and how we can use it today. The writing shows the health and ecological benefits of barely. Click the link to read more!
  • Top tips on winter barley management and sowing spring barley
    Here, AgriLand goes through tips on barley management through the winter months and spring planting. Take a look at the link below for more information on barley care.
  • What is barley?
    It’s always good to get a refresher on the basics, and this article offers just that! Click the link below for a brief history and solid background information on barley.
  • Scientists Discover Gene that Ensures Slim Inflorescence Shape of Barley
    This article by Seed World takes a look at how a newly discovered gene impacts barley development and shape. Click the link below to read more!
  • Winter barley: An emerging crop
    This article from the University of Minnesota takes a look at the history and new projections for winter barley. It dives into unique opportunities for the crop, and considers how winter barley will be grown and used in to future.
  • A Brief History of Barley Foods
    This article, by Walt Newman and Rosemary Newman, traces the history of barley production all the way back to its origins in the Fertile Crescent and follows it to present day. Follow this link to learn more about the history and uses of barley.
  • Worth a Second Look: Barley!
    In this piece, Glenda Bartosh writes of the many reasons she loves barley, and how having it in her diet benefits her. Glenda talks about parts of the history of barley that she founds fascinating, why she loves eating it, and suggestions for other people that want to add it to their diet. To read […]
  • How Heritage Barley Could be a Valuable and Vital Food in the Fight Against Climate Change
    This article, written by David McKenzie, describes how ensuring food security despite climate change can be attained by consumers that eat heritage barley. The article goes into detail about the benefits of eating barley, and similar cases in which eating barley has benefited the environment. To read the full article, follow this link:
  • Barley Joins the Ranks of Dairy-Alternative Beverages
    Take Two Foods has launched the world’s first barleymilk into grocery stores, coffee shops, and cafes across the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles. To read the article, follow the link below:
  • Barley Flour Market Trends, Key Players, Overview, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast by 2025
    Alex with Export Recorder provides a short summary on a new report and study about the barley flour market. The summary explains important topics that are covered in the report such as production growth, growth rate, and import and export patterns. To see Alex’s article, follow the link:
  • Malted Barley Market Moving Towards a Glaring Growth Rate and Challenges 2026
    Partha Ray wrote a summary for IT Research Brief about a newly added malted barley market report that evaluates many aspects of the malt barley industry. Topics covered include market scope, competitive landscape, market segmentation, and much more. To see all of the topics covered, follow the link:
  • Why Hulled Barley? History, Health, Cooking, and Recipes
    Be Still Farms used their Healthy & Organic Living Blog to educate their readers on the nutritional details and benefits of hulled barley. Along with this information, the blog post includes how to prepare hulled barley and recipes that have hulled barley as an ingredient. To see the full post, follow this link:
  • New Malt Barley Varieties Approved
    John O’Connell with Intermountain Farm and Ranch wrote about how the American Malting Barley Association Board of Directors approved four new malting barley varieties for 2020. The article gives more information on each new variety. To learn more about these new varieties, follow this link:
  • Barley Crop Staging, Growth & Development
    Anheuser-Busch InBev’s SmartBarley Blog provides insight on various topics pertaining to barley production, specifically for malt production. Meghan Gleason, a barley agronomist based in Fargo, ND, recently wrote a blog post titled “Barley Crop Staging, Growth & Development.” To read the article, follow the link below:
  • Scoular to Distribute Fiber-Rich Barley
    An Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. based business, Scoular, is distributing a new type of barley that has increased dietary fiber in flour, flakes, and whole grain up to 35%. Jeff Gelski provides detail of this advancement in an article for To see their full article on this topic follow this link:
  • The (Barley) Buyer is Always Right
    At the annual Prairie Grains Conference in Grand Forks, North Dakota, barley was a key topic of discussion and sessions. Specifically, malting barley and the increase in demand for two row barley. Jonathan Knutson, an Agweek Staff Writer, discusses this topic with Austin Case, an Anheuser-Busch North American barley breeder, Rich Horsley, a ND Barley […]