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With F&B places shut, demand for malt plunges

Barley farmers see stockpiles hitting a decade-high, and may have to offload the crop more cheaply as animal feed


BARLEY farmers like Brett Askew cannot wait for pubs to reopen, but it is not the pints they are missing most.

Like many European farmers whose wheat plans were thwarted by a wet autumn, the Briton waited for weather to improve and turned to later-planted spring crops like...

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