Under the Alberta Barley Plan Regulation, buyers purchasing Alberta-grown barley from producers must deduct check-off dollars from their payments to producers, and remit the funds to Alberta Barley. Check-off dollars for barley are collected and remitted at a rate of $1.00 per metric tonne. Note: As of August 1, 2017, the Alberta Barley levy will be $1.20 per metric tonne.
This mandatory refundable check-off applies to every type of barley (feed, malt, food and other uses) sold in the province of Alberta.
Monthly check-off remittance
Barley dealers are required to remit check-off dollars they have collected to Alberta Barley on a monthly basis. Funds are remitted to Alberta Barley along with the following forms:
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Alberta Barley is committed to financial transparency and high accounting standards. Alberta Barley uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and is audited each year.
Alberta Barley complies with Canadian accounting law, and is transparent with its check-off dollars. Documents are made publically available through an annual report. To read through Alberta Barley’s last 10 annual reports, see the Annual Reports page.