A Growing Thirst For Barley

April 2, 2018 12:51 PM

The NAFTA renegotiations are covering a lot of ground. 

Things such as manufacturing and agriculture come to mind when thinking about the renegotiations. 

Beer might not be one of the things one thinks about, but Mexico prefers U.S.-grown malt barley, a key ingredient in the growing demand for the increasing number of microbreweries in Mexico.

That trend in the U.S. is increasing in strength, and a small region in the eastern U.S. is trying to capture from the western U.S.

Watch the story on U.S. Farm Report above.

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Spell Check

bad axe, MI
4/3/2018 06:14 AM

  Who ever thought barley would save the farm. Never thought that everyone would be drunk all the time because they can't pay there farm expenses. Thanks Agweb for saving the farm.

Maddock, ND
4/3/2018 07:09 AM

  Interesting. My malt barley contract was cut in half again this year. Must be a commercial vs craft brewery demand issue.

gary gollehon
brady, MT
4/3/2018 07:16 AM

  would like to grow malt out here in the west, but masters are reluctant to write contracts, hoping they can buy cheap and sell high! We are their friends, when there is small supplies of malt, but when Canada has lots of barley, nobody is our friend!


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