Latest Barley Stories

2008-07-01 12:00:46

By Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 1--California farmers greatly expanded grain plantings this year in response to record commodity prices, farmers and farm officials reported Monday. U.S. Department of Agriculture statisticians said the acreage of wheat, oats and barley each rose 40 percent or more from 2007. The field crop report released Monday also indicated a smaller gain for corn, up 3 percent to a record 670,000 acres statewide. Meanwhile, acreage shrank for many...

2007-07-29 12:15:00

In northern Colorado, a region flush with craft breweries and plenty of discerning beer drinkers, an interesting marriage of agriculture and ale-making takes place. Heavy farm equipment harvests barley a few miles from popular breweries that need it for malt, so one man's thirst for a cold brew means another man's cash crop. Northern Colorado's supply of high-quality water and easy access to barley has allowed both farmers and brewers to thrive. Most Colorado barley growers sell their crop...

2006-02-15 17:13:53

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has formulated a new definition of whole grain that will make it easier for consumers to follow a healthy diet. It is the first time the FDA has issued a specific definition for consumers and the food industry of what it considers to be whole grain. FDA said whole grains include cereal grains such as barley, corn, rice, oats or wheat that consist of the intact, ground, cracked...

2005-12-23 13:50:00

WASHINGTON -- Cereals, breads and other products containing whole or milled barley grain can now claim to reduce the risk of heart disease, U.S. health officials said on Friday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ruling allows companies to immediately begin advertising the benefit on their product packages, which many food makers hope will help boost consumer sales. "Consumers can expect to see whole barley and dry milled barley products such as flakes, grits, flour, meal, and barley...

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