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Barley Harvest Rolls On Despite New Wildfire Warnings

We're hanging in here as we harvest our malting barley under new threats of wildfires.

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Wildfire Warnings Declared At Rogue Farms

The danger from wildfires peaks this weekend as the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning for Rogue Farms of Tygh Valley, Oregon.

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Fires Or No Fires, The Harvest Must Go On

It's a good news/bad news kind of day. We're canceling our harvest celebration we planned this weekend. But there's no way we're going to cancel the harvest!

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Heat, Hops and Barley

Mother Nature is turning up the heat as we wrap up the week here at Rogue Farms. But will it affect the crops we grow in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon? Sure it does, but not how you may think.

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Our New Crop Of Beer And Spirits

With an early spring at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, this year’s crop of Risk™ malting barley is off to a good start.

After laying dormant during the cold season, the shoots have resumed growing and are nearly three inches tall.

Risk in Field

Mt. Hood peeks through an irrigation wheel at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Since we’re surrounded by wildlife, we often get some interesting visitors wandering through the fields.

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Rogue Gets Goosed

It’s become a rite of winter at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon. A battle with invaders from the north.

Hundreds of Canada Geese descend upon the farm this time of year to raid our Risk™ malting barley. From the air, the vast fields of green barley shoots are a target that’s too attractive to pass up.

We go on the counter offensive, harassing the geese with rifle shots in the air, riding through fields in our ATVs, or sending the dogs out to chase them away. These skirmishes drag on for weeks or months.

A flock of Canada Geese arrive at Rogue Farms to join their birds of a feather in the annual raids on our barley fields.

A flock of Canada Geese arrive at Rogue Farms to join their birds of a feather in the annual raids on our barley fields.

This year, the geese outsmarted us.

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The Start Of Spring Planting

Unless you’re a farmer, what we’re about to tell you may not make a lot of sense. Not at first.

We started working the fields where we’ll plant our Dare spring malting barley. Actually drilling seeds in the ground? No. That’s five to six months from now. But there’s a lot to do between now and planting time.

Plowing a field of spring barley begins in the fall at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Plowing a field of spring barley begins in the fall at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

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