Barley Council of Canada’s AGM

Join us for the Barley Council of Canada’s AGM on January 11, 2017 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre in Saskatoon, SK. January 11, 2017 Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre 2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7L 6M4 To RSVP to the… Read More

BCC’s Annual General Meeting

Join us for the Barley Council of Canada’s AGM on February 4th, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:45 pm at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta. Held in conjunction with the Western Barley Growers Association 39th Annual Convention, this is an event you… Read More

Barley Farmers Get What They Pray For

Canadian farmers have learned to expect the unexpected, so their relief at the lack of shocking news on the price front this harvest should come as no surprise. “Malt and feed prices have stayed very stable,” said Dave… Read More

Barley Field Update: Malt Barley Prices

Our climate was both a help and a hindrance to the malt barley market this year. “The 2013 crop was very good, but ’14 and ’15 have been a struggle,” said Bob Sutton, vice-president with Rahr Malting out… Read More

Feed Barley Prices Fed By Fear

Panic impacted the marketplace this season, as evidenced by the latest feed barley figures. ”Drought fears raised prices this summer,” said Jay Burrows, general manager of commodity trading with Western Feedlots in southern Alberta. “That was largely based… Read More

#Harvest15 at the Otto Farm

BCC chairman Brian Otto’s farm will be fully harvested in just another week. Brian’s barley is shaping up to be better than expected, as it was an abnormally dry year. Yields are down, but with the price of… Read More

10 Great Things (and counting) About Canadian Barley

Some lists, like “Top 10 varieties of Kale”, are hard to complete. Others, like “Top 10 Great Things about Canadian Barley”,  face another challenge. When the subject is so good in so many ways, how do you narrow… Read More

New GoBarley Partner Blends Farming with Family

  In today’s hectic world, families are lucky if they meet twice a year for Christmas and Thanksgiving. And for some, that’s two times too many. That’s why the latest GoBarley partner is so remarkable. Red Shed Malting didn’t just… Read More

Farm at Hand a One-Stop Service for Producers on the go

Did you hear the one about the farmer who drove three hours for a part, only to forget the serial number? It might sound like a joke, but for Kim Keller, co-founder of Farm at Hand, it was real;… Read More

Canada’s Lager has Alberta Roots

Barley Council of Canada (BCC) chair Brian Otto’s farm was featured in this summer’s Molson Canadian advertorial—now posted across Alberta. The Molson Canadian campaign, “Canada’s Lager has Alberta Roots” was shot on Brian and Carolyn Otto’s farm in… Read More