Barley - Production and Exports

Barley production in the United States

Barley is a versatile and useful crop with applications ranging from feed and food production to beverage manufacturing. Most barley grown in the United States is intended for malting purposes because of the premium it commands. 

The United States is a consistent top 10 global exporter of barley.

In the 2014/20154 marketing year (June 1 - May 31), Japan took the majority of U.S. barley, accounting for more than 66 percent of the exports.