Barley is Canada’s third largest crop, after wheat and canola.
Barley is an ancient grain–the first domesticated grain to be grown by humans. It is also a versatile grain that can have many uses (including feed, malt and food).
While barley is grown throughout Canada, Alberta produces the most barley of all the provinces. Alberta farmers produce approximately half of Canada’s annual barley production.
With evolving management and production techniques, barley remains a viable option for farmers all across the world.