USDA’s Risk Management Agency and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation have approved changes to the malting barley endorsement. Starting in 2021, quality adjustments will be determined using local market prices. The North Dakota Grain Growers Association and North Dakota Barley Council sought a more equitable process. In the past, RMA has used a feed barley price derived from the Chicago Board of Trade corn futures for the malting barley endorsement.
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