Latest Barley Stories

2008-08-20 18:00:39

WITH the continued wet weather this summer, the NFU is stepping up efforts to liaise with various parts of the supply chain over potential quality issues. As rain continues to fall, the main concern is with loss of quality in the region's crop of milling wheat and malting barley as well as problems nationally. Ian Backhouse, chairman of the union's national and regional combinable crops boards, said every opportunity was being taken to assess the developing situation on a week-by-week...

2008-08-11 09:05:00

FutureCeuticals, Inc., a leader in whole grain nutrition, has announced an advanced, patented technology that will make it easier than ever before for consumers to include grains in their diets. According to a 2007 Food and Health Survey by the IFIC (International Food Information Council), 71% of consumers are "trying to consume more" whole grains; consequently, food manufacturers are constantly scouting new technologies that can drive new and interesting grain-based products. The...

2008-08-11 03:00:32

By Falstad, Jan Peter "PJ" Coors of the Coors brewing family told Montana barley growers Friday that this has been a record year in what has been a stable business, with rapidly escalating fuel and fertilizer costs, rising grain prices and megamergers among brewers. "The world's changed from this time last year for all of us," Coors said. "They're going to still be talking about 2008 20 years from now. The number two brewer and the number three brewer merge, and the number one gets bought...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.