Sen. Chuck Schumer Visits Pioneer Malting!

By January 8, 2015Uncategorized

High on his to-do list for early 2015, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will be contacting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack soon, urging him to include New York on the list of states eligible for the federal crop insurance program that covers malt barley, an essential ingredient in New York’s burgeoning craft brewing and distilling industries.

In his first visit to Rochester this year, Schumer spoke Monday to a small group of farmers, maltsters, brewers and distillers at Pioneer Malting, one of the new craft malt houses in western New York that has a high demand for malting barley.

Other states in the west where malt barley production is well established have had this insurance for years….

See the full article at the Democrat & Chronicle

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