Alberta is the largest barley producer in Canada, and the crop holds the third largest acreage after wheat and canola.

Explained in Brief: Barley - Alberta’s number 3 looks at why barley acreage has almost been halved since the 1990s.

Barley remains a significant rotational and feed crop in the province, and this analysis explains how planting less barley is a rational response for farmers to variable and low economic returns.

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This series is created by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Economic and Competitiveness Branch.


For more information about Explained in Brief, connect with Philippa Rodrigues, director of the Economics Section with Agriculture and Forestry:

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