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Agriculture Shift Causes Beer Prices to Rise

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Agriculture Shift Causes Beer Prices to Rise

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Agriculture Shift Causes Beer Prices to Rise

Agriculture Shift Causes Beer Prices to Rise

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Beer prices are going up.

And part of the reason is that fewer farmers are growing the staple ingredient of beer — barley.

Many farmers have made the switch to growing corn because of demand for ethanol.

Brewer Ray Kimovitz talks to Alex Cohen about how the barley shortage is pushing up the price of beer.