Potential for Increased US Malting Barley Acreage

Posted : 2012-09-10

Several factors could lead to a trend in not only greater barley acreage in the US, but also an increase in the geographic distribution of malting barley production.  Rising world beer production, a growing domestic craft beer industry, and local sourcing of ingredients all contribute to potential changes in the production of malting barley.

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