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Published September 09, 2010, 07:47 AM

Mormon farmers grow barley for beer

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo might seem like an unlikely person to be pushing a bill to cut federal taxes on small beer-makers: A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he abstains from alcohol. But Crapo’s effort, with senators from Oregon, Massachusetts and Maine, illustrates the deep bond between Idaho Mormons and the beer industry.

By: By John Miller, The Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun

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