Increased Interest in Growing Malting Barley

Posted : 2014-02-19

Barley acreage in the US has declined to levels not seen in over 100 years, but the interest in growing malting barley has spread to regions in the US that have not grown the crop for many decades.  The driving force behind this interest is the movement to source food locally.

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