August 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
North Dakota and northwest Minnesota barley growers had wrapped up an excellent harvest by this time a year ago, but this year has been different. Continue Reading
August 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
How much barley does it take to make a bottle beer? The answer to that question depends on the type of beer, according to North Dakota State University professor Paul Schwarz, who has spent a career searching for the best kind of barley for beer makers. Continue Reading
July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Leon Bertsch injured his Achilles heel while playing kickball last month during the Hillsboro Days celebration.
While recuperating from surgery at home, the 53-year-old died unexpectedly Monday. Continue Reading
March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Fisher farmers grow own barleyFrom the field to the glass.
That’s the goal of Tim and Adam Wagner regarding their modest planting of barley this spring. The Wagners want to turn their barley-to-beer operation into a business. They’re among seven fledgling businesses that hope to benefit from a $10,000 prize in the IDEA Competition in northwestern Minnesota. The money for the IDEA grants comes from nonprofits, with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation as the lead group. Continue Reading
August 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota and farmers nationally are producing less barley the past few years. Continue Reading