Alberta Barley Commission receives project funding
By Top Crop Manager
July 10, 2013, Lacombe, AB - The Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) has received $8 million from the federal government's AgriInnovation Program, to fund its Barley Research Cluster projects.
This funding will cover 28 projects to meet relevant industry priorities for feed, malt and food barley.
According to ABC chairman Matt Sawyer, 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.
The Alberta Barley Commission will work closely with the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) on managing these projects. Both groups are committed to accelerating the development of all classes of barley varieties through the adoption of best practices in technology, agronomic methods, crop management, breeding and genetic techniques.
To track progress on projects, please visit www.albertabarley.com.