Barley growers and brewers are concerned that the overall crop quality may lower than usual as much-above average temperatures and drought plague the 2020 growing season.
During a normal year, the Northern Plains are an optimal growing space for barley, as it is a cool season crop. But the crop quality depends on cool nights and adequate soil moisture, both of which have been far from ideal this summer.
Although it is too early to tell how the crop quality will be at harvest time, one result that is becoming certain is that the harvest season is being pushed ahead due to the extremely dry conditions.
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