We strongly support increased free trade and the removal of trade barriers, in order to expand opportunities in existing barley markets and encourage emerging markets. We work closely with a number of industry partners in Canada to speak with a strong, unified voice on issues and concerns that affect businesses, organizations, individuals and families throughout the agricultural sector. This work is largely done through Alberta Barley’s involvement in the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) and the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC).
Barley Council of Canada
Alberta Barley took a strong leadership role in the formation of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) and provided the financial and human resources necessary to make the BCC a reality. The BCC’s mandate is to develop and implement a common vision that will enable long-term profitability and sustainable growth of the Canadian barley industry through value chain collaboration. The BCC Board of Directors includes a 50/50 split of farmer and industry representatives, in order to effectively represent the entire barley value chain. Any individual or organization involved with Canadian barley is eligible to join the BCC. Alberta Barley Vice-Chairman Trevor Petersen serves on the BCC’s Board of Directors.
To learn more, visit the BCC website.
Grain Growers of Canada
Alberta Barley is a partner of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC), a national organization comprised of major grain, pulse and oilseed commodity groups from across the country. The GGC tackles a number of national policy development issues as part of its mission to represent the interests of Canadian grain farmers and maximize their global competitiveness.
To learn more, visit the GGC website.