Western SARE Professional Development Program Call for Proposals

Western SARE’s Call for Proposals for the Professional Development Program has been released. Deadline is November 7, 2018, noon MST. Professional Development Program (PDP) Grants are aimed at helping Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals in the Western Region increase their understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture. These grants focus on training agricultural professionals to help them spread…

Heirloom Malt Brewing Award Nominees Announced

Ten nominated breweries have been chosen by the RMI Analytic Heirloom Malt Brewing Award 2018 jury, headed by Sylvia Kopp of the Brewers Association. Ms. Kopp and her team of 4 international judges selected the best beer recipes out of 28 candidates from 9 countries. The 10 nominees will compete for the RMI Analytics Heirloom Malt…

AMBA Summaries: June Barley Acreage & Stock Reports

The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) has prepared summaries of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) June acreage report and grain stocks. Highlights include a 2.7% increase in barley planted, which is attributed primarily to NASS reinstated reporting in seven states: Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The reinstatement…

AMBA: A Focus on Malting Barley Markets

Barley remains an important feed grain, but recent years have seen a much higher portion of the crop going for malting. Coinciding with the rise of malting barley as the dominant use has been an increase in the processes and products made from malt. A diverse number of malt products can be made from a single variety of barley…

Western SARE Competitive Grants: 2019 Call for Pre-Proposals Now Open

The Call for Proposals for Western SARE Competitive Grants Chapter 1 Research and Education pre-proposals is open. Deadline is June 4, 2018, 2:00 MDT. These grants – also known as Chapter 1 for their designation in the enabling legislation – involve scientists, producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to address issues related to sustaining agriculture. Following scrutiny by…