Malting Barley Seeded Area

Barley seeded area in Canada in 2022 was down 15.1% from 2021 to 7.044 mln acres, however with significantly improved growing conditions this year, barley production is estimated at 9.429 mln tonnes, above the previous 5 year average of 8.871 mln tonnes. According to provincial crop insurance data, malting barley varieties accounted for 48.2% of […]

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Barley Harvest Update

Barley Harvest Progress Update – October 13, 2022 The 2022 crop harvest in western Canada is wrapping up, ahead of the average pace in Saskatchewan and Alberta, while Manitoba’s harvest is about 2 weeks behind normal. Generally, warm and dry weather at the end of August and through much of September on the Prairies allowed farmers […]

Barley Market Perspectives – March 9, 2022

BARLEY MARKET PERSPECTIVES March 9, 2022 HIGHLIGHTS According to major agriculture analytical organizations such as the USDA and the IGC, the global barley S&D is historically tight. With world ending stocks projected at 16.7 million (mln) tonnes at the end of 2021-22 according to the USDA, that would be the lowest stocks since 1983. The […]

Why malting barley may be a good crop to grow in 2022

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New malting barley varieties offer improved agronomics and disease resistance and are gainingtraction in the marketplace. In addition to established varieties, new ones like AAC Connect andCDC Fraser are gaining commercial acceptance by Canadian and international maltsters and brewers. And with historically tight supplies, demand for Canadian malting barley is expected to be strongin the […]

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