Under Construction

Our website is currently undergoing a transition to reflect the amalgamation of the two commissions into the new Alberta Grains brand. Until then, you’ll still be able to toggle between the Wheat and Barley sides for industry news, research and relevant information to help grow your crops, your business, and your future.

Stay tuned for the official launch of the new website!


The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) is a collaboration between the three prairie barley commissions: Alberta Barley, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission and Manitoba Crop Alliance. The CBRC is a collaborative approach to funding regional and national research projects in variety development and agronomy, including core barley breeding agreements with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC). CBRC will also provide funding for qualifying regional projects that align with variety development and agronomic priorities.

CBRC Press Releases:

CBRC commits over $1.5 million to AAFC barley breeding activities

CBRC commits $2.7 million to USask CDC barley breeding activities

Research Priorities

Alberta Barley's research investments are farmer-focused with the goal of increasing barley farmers'…


Development of new, improved barley genetics and best management practices will be key to helping pr…