Craft beer is driving demand for barley. Could farmers in southwest Virginia benefit?

Dan Brann is a barley farmer in Riner, Virginia. For eight years he’s been selling barley to a malting company in Charlottesville. The barley in his hand was harvested in June and has aged in a grain silo for several months. (Credit: Roxy Todd / Radio IQ)

The craft brewing industry is driving up demand for barley- which can be used to make malt, one of the main ingredients to make beer. As Roxy Todd reports, a new effort is underway to help more farmers grow malt barley in southwest Virginia.

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