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Government of Canada invests millions in barley research

June 13, 2024  By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


This week, the Government of Canada announced a total investment of up to $5.2 million to the Canadian Barley Research Coalition through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The goal of this Cluster is to support research that will lead to a more resilient barley sector that is better equipped to respond to a changing climate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our hardworking barley producers provide top-quality grain to so many industries, from the livestock sector to the Canadian brewing industry. This vitally important research will help producers incorporate climate-resilient barley crops into their operations and increase the profitability and sustainability of their farms,” said the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Further research and development in the barley sector is essential to maintaining its competitiveness and to allow for industrial and economic growth. | READ MORE

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