April 5, 2013
CHILTON, Wis.Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. has acquired a barley storage and processing facility in Ralston, Wyo., and a seed plant in Powell, Wyo., from Riverland Ag Corp. The facilities and local grower network secure a consistent source of top quality 2-Row malting barley from the region for the Briess barley procurement program.
The Ralston Elevator has a 2.3 million bushel storage capacity and handles locally sourced, irrigated barley grown in the Wyoming-Southern Montana Barley Production Region. The nearby Powell Seed Plant has capacity to process, certify and store 100,000 bushels of barley seed annually.
"We are delighted to be securing a long-term supply of malting barley grown in one of the top barley growing regions in America," said Gordon Lane, President of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
The region, distinguished by flood irrigation and a group of experienced, dedicated barley growers, is closely aligned with the Briess sustainability initiative. A gravity irrigation project in the surrounding mountains assures a constant source of water to the region. In addition, hydroelectric power produced by the project is fed into the grid system serving three states.
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