Top Crop Manager

Island farmers hope to hop on craft beer boom by growing barley

November 30, 2015
By Top Crop Manager

Nov. 27, 2015 - Some P.E.I. farmers hope to cash in on the craft brewery craze by growing malting barley.

Six Island farmers have been test-growing about a hundred hectares of malting barley for the last three summers.

Until recently, most of Canada's malting barley was grown out West, but beer habits have changed dramatically.




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