Sustainability is inherent for barley growers, many of which have years of experience working the land on family farms that have operated for generations. As farmers, we rely on healthy soil and water and continuous improvements to remain competitive, productive, and profitable.
Barley growers invest in a range of stewardship and best management practices reinforced by lenders, federal farm support programs, and crop insurance. The National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) works with Field to Market to assess and measure environmental impacts of barley production and incorporate barley into the Fieldprint Platform.
The NBGA also supports and advocates for voluntary conservation programs to incentivize growers to implement additional practices to conserve resources and improve environmental outcomes on working lands. Moving forward the organization commits to advocating for research and other programs that will enable barley growers to enhance resiliency in their operations.
Research & Appropriations
USDA – Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
Farm Programs & Crop Insurance
Transportation & Rural Infrastructure
Pandemic Response, Labor & Supply Chain