Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer

Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer

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A head of poor-quality malt barley taken directly from a field in Power, Mont. Heat and a lack of water resulted in small and light kernels. Grain rejected for malt barley often ends up as animal feed.

Barley, the "king of malt," needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that’s exactly what’s happening.

(Image credit: Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Network)

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