Since 2008, Rogue Ales & Spirits has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing its own. The famed Oregon brewery has its Rogue Barley Farm, which is part of a 3,800 acre ranch on the Tygh Valley Bench in eastern Oregon, where it grows some 200 acres of malting barley. To keep the ground fertile, Rogue Farms will occasionally burn those barley fields. The purpose of burning the fields after harvest is to turn field stubble into minerals that can be plowed back into the land, kill weeds, weed seeds and diseases, and to make plowing, discing and harrowing the field easier for the next planting season. Watch that field burn above.
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