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Jan 29

BCC unites Canada’s barley industry

Posted on Jan 29 By: Brian Otto

It’s a new year and the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) is making great strides towards uniting the entire barley value chain. Since our incorporation last year, we have been entrusted with government funding for research and market development, and advocated for policy initiatives that benefit Canada’s barley industry. We have seen that government funding

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Jan 22

Always something brewing in the centre of Canada

Posted on Jan 22 By: Geoff Geddes

Canada is fortunate to have some of the world’s best malt barley. But according to Rob McCaig, managing director and director of brewing for the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), luck has little to do with it. McCaig and his staff work hard to set barley farmers up for success. “There was a lack

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Jan 15

Why farmers should be AMP-ed up for 2014

Posted on Jan 15 By: Linda Whitworth

In case you missed the big news last month, Alberta Barley was announced as the recipient of $314,800 for the next 18 months under the AgriMarketing Program, a five-year (2013-2018), $341-million program, under Growing Forward 2. We are hoping to reapply for further funding following the initial 18-month period. This is a big deal for Alberta’s

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Jan 8

New Director Jason Lenz heads up Region Three

Posted on Jan 8 By: Natalie Noble

Central Alberta’s barley farmers will have new representation in 2014. Jason Lenz of Bentley was acclaimed as Director in Region Three following November’s regional meetings. Lenz has also been appointed as Alberta Barley’s representative on the Barley Council of Canada. The rookie Director is thrilled to fill this new role and projects great things for

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