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 2-Row malting barley from this region for the Briess barley procurement program.
The Ralston Elevator has a 2.3 million bushel storage capacity and is located along the Burlington Northern railroad. It 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.