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Protein levels prove key for malting barley quality

Issue Date: August 19, 2020
By Bob Johnson

As craft breweries sprout throughout the state, grain growers can benefit from the expanding market for locally grown malting barley, which can bring anywhere from 150% to 400% of the price received for forage grain. But those high prices only come if the grain tests in a relatively narrow target of protein that makes two-row malting barley best suited for high-quality brewing.

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