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CMBTC Crop Progress Update

The harvest in Western Canada continues to face extraordinarily challenging conditions as record breaking snow storms covered southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan earlier this week. The enormity of the storm and the accumulation of rain/snow across the prairies brought everything to a standstill, prolonging an already delayed harvest.  Temperatures last week were in the […]

Made in Canada Tour

Join us July 24 & 25th for the Made in Canada malting barley tour in Alberta! Made in Canada Tour Details Custom tour for brewers and maltsters to view the newest Canadian malting barley varieties. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to see plots and fields of new varieties such as AAC Connect, […]

Crop Conditions Update

Current conditions in the world’s major barley growing areas are generally good with the exception of the western portion of the Canadian prairies.  Markets are generally quiet with steady Chinese (premium beer) demand for high quality Australian malting barley (and Canadian if available) but stocks are very limited. Australian barley areas vary from being too […]


Canada en route to doing 1 million tonnes of barley to China this year China imported a record 8.3 million tonnes (mln T) of barley in 2014-15, 4.9 mln T from Australia and 895,000 tonnes (T) from Canada, while most of the balance came from France. However the majority of the barley imports were feed […]

2015 Growing Season and Harvest Update

Conditions across much of western Canada were extraordinarily dry during the spring and the first part of the summer of 2015.  Higher than normal temperatures in April and dry conditions during April and May resulted in rapid planting progress.However the dryness and cooler temperatures during May slowed crop growth and development, and frost at the […]