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News from the office of Governor Gianforte

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and Montana Department of Agriculture Director Christy Clark announced on Nov. 1 a letter of intent for Heineken International Cerveceria Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (Heineken International) to increase its purchase volume of Montana barley products.

“We’re thrilled Heineken recognizes the superior quality of Montana barley and wants to do more business with our farmers,” Governor Gianforte said. “This agreement ushers in tremendous opportunities for our ag industry.”

Governor Gianforte signed the letter of intent with representatives from Heineken International at Bos Hay and Grain in the Gallatin Gateway. Members of the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee and the U.S. Grains Council joined the governor, director, and Heineken representatives at the signing.

Over the past five years, Heineken has sent three trade missions to Montana. During this trade mission, Heineken representatives visited Montana State University Plant Science and Malt Quality Labs and received a tour of the Ag Depot. Additionally, they met with representatives from the Montana State Grain Lab, Columbia Grain, and United Grain.

“The Montana Department of Agriculture is proud of the exceptional quality of barley that we grow here in our state,” Agriculture Director Christy Clark said. “We appreciate this group of buyers and representatives coming to Montana to source their high-quality barley needs.”

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