AAFC Invests in Barley

July 23, 2013

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has provided an $8-million grant to the Alberta Barley Commission to fund its Barley Research Cluster projects. The funding will cover 28 projects to meet relevant industry priorities for feed, malt and food barley. The Barley National Research Cluster projects aim to increase the competitiveness of the Canadian barley sector by focusing on market-driven factors that stimulate the demand for barley, while incorporating scientific advances to reduce the expenses and risks that producers face when growing barley.