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11 New Breweries Recruited to Work with Kernza + New Kernza Beer with 100% Regenerative Ingredients

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Patagonia Provisions is partnering with an additional 11 breweries across the US to release the next batch of Kernza® lagers this Earth Month. The innovation from this new cohort will build on the pilot project launched in June 2023, which featured the first round of breweries working with Kernza perennial grain, many of whom continue to … Continue reading 11 New Breweries Recruited to Work with Kernza + New Kernza Beer with 100% Regenerative Ingredients

These Trials with Kernza Could Form a Future Staple

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  A new story on brewing with Kernza recently appeared in the Brewer Magazine‘s latest edition for January/February. The story features Q&A’s with brewers and head management at Topa Topa Brewing Co., Craft ‘Ohana, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., and LUKI Brewing and discusses Kernza’s distinct flavor profile in beer, the process and technical aspects of … Continue reading These Trials with Kernza Could Form a Future Staple

Kernza Crunch: The race to develop the world’s first perennial grain crop

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Nicole Tautges, Agroecology Program Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and Valentin Picasso, Associate Professor of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Madison, spoke on Clean Wisconsin‘s State of Change podcast about farming with Kernza to improve environmental health and combat climate change. Listen to the Full Episode

Kernza: the climate-friendly grain enticing craft brewers and distillers in Colorado

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NPR for Northern Colorado’s KUNC radio met with Chris Anderson-Tarver of Denver Distillery to discuss their use of Kernza in a pilot trial of whiskey that is part of a United States Department of Agriculture study on Kernza, with a particular focus on the distinct flavor that the perennial grain brings to distilled products. The station … Continue reading Kernza: the climate-friendly grain enticing craft brewers and distillers in Colorado

Regenerative agriculture: Kernza finding niche in fields, products

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A recap from the Kernza® at the Lake event in St. Paul, MN highlights the congregation of farmers, environmentalists, and food enthusiasts around Kernza to discuss the perennial grain’s potential in food markets and sustainable farming systems. Download Article PDF

Breeding Kernza for Adaptation to Nordic Conditions

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Collaborators at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Axfoundation in Uppsala, Sweden brought attention to international perennial grain research efforts through their breeding work on Kernza for adaptation to the Nordic climate and soils, which was recently covered by the agriculture media company Jordbruksaktuellt. Click here to read the original article, and download … Continue reading Breeding Kernza for Adaptation to Nordic Conditions

FoodPrint Covers Breweries Innovating With Kernza and Market Development Efforts

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Sustainable food publication FoodPrint spoke with Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing, Luke Peterson of A-Frame Farm, Todd Olander of Root Shoot Malting, Alex Heilman of Mad Agriculture, and Tessa Peters, Director of Crop Stewardship at The Land Institute, to better understand the popularity of Kernza® in craft beer and the role of breweries in showcasing … Continue reading FoodPrint Covers Breweries Innovating With Kernza and Market Development Efforts

Vermont Kernza Research Receives Spotlight

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Across the Fence, a University of Vermont Extension-based television program, released a video discussing Kernza’s journey from a wild, central Asian grass to a perennial grain found on farms and research stations, with an emphasis on the grain’s perennial nature, benefits to soil health, climate-resilient characteristics, and the NSF-funded project that is allowing the University of … Continue reading Vermont Kernza Research Receives Spotlight

Kernza offers an alternative for growers in the Midwest

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In an article covering alternatives to corn and soybean production in the Midwest, The West Central Tribune featured discussions with Kernza growers and partners, including the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative, Perennial Promise Growers Cooperative, and A-Frame Farm, all of whom are working to build out markets for the crop and diversify agricultural landscapes … Continue reading Kernza offers an alternative for growers in the Midwest

Kernza Commercialization Highlighted in Star Tribune Article

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The Star Tribune, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based regional newspaper, published an article discussing Kernza’s status as a commercial crop, challenges in matching demand with supply, current products on the market, legislative support for the perennial grain, and collaborative breeding efforts to increase its yield, perenniality, and adoption on agricultural landscapes.