Producer coalition seeks extension of Bill C-30

The producer coalition made up of the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (Sask Barley), the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), is calling on the federal government to extend the provisions in Bill C-30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, past the August 1, 2017 expiration date (should new legislation on the transportation of grain not be passed prior to the House of Commons rising in June).

To support this, the group submitted a letter to Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau this week.

Read the full  letter

Barley SR&ED credit for 2015/16

SaskBarley has been approved for a SR&ED credit of 17.09% for 2015/2016. Read more

Our November newsletter is now available online!

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SaskBarley Elects Chair and Vice Chair

The SaskBarley board has elected Jason Skotheim as Chair and Brent Johnson as Vice chair for 2016.
View the full press release here – SaskBarley Elects Chair Press Release


Producer Groups Provide Leadership in Wheat & Barley Breeding

SaskBarley is part of a working group facilitated by the Western Grains Research Foundation to examine opportinities for producer involvement in wheat and barley variety development.

In 2015, the working group engaged JRG Consulting Group to explore a range of opportunities for producer involvement and leadership in wheat and barley variety development. The consultant’s report was recently received by the working group. The report emphasizes the importance of continued and increased public, producer and private industry investment in wheat and barley variety development, and the benefits to producers. The report identifies and evaluates five options for producers to intensify their leadership and realize the benefits of future variety development.

The public reports and press release are available here:

Press Release – Producer Groups Support Wheat Barley Breeding

JRG Consulting Wheat Barley Breeding Executive Summary

JRG Consulting Wheat Barley Breeding Report

JRG Consulting Wheat Barley Breeding Report Annexes


SaskBarley Director Elections Results

SaskBarley announces results of the Director Elections

View Press Release here Election Results Press Release

SaskBarley Annual General Meeting 

All registered producers are  invited to attend the SaskBarley Annual General Meeting 

January 11, 2016
2:15 – 3:15 PM
TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK

Guest speaker Kenric Exner, Merchandising Manager, Barley for Viterra will be speaking on the Barley Market Outlook for 2016!

View the Annual General Meeting Agenda here – SaskBarley 2016 AGM Agenda

Meeting will be held during Cropsphere 2016. You do not need to be registered for Cropsphere to attend the AGM.  You will require an AGM ONLY attendance pass which will be available for pick up at the Conference Registration Desk.

For more information on Cropsphere 2016 click here –


Cropsphere 2016
January 11-13, Saskatoon, SK

SaskBarley is proud to be a co-host for Cropsphere 2016!

There are many great sessions and speakers on the agenda.

To view the agenda and register visit


SaskBarley Director Elections


A call for nominations to fill three director positions for the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) has resulted in seven nominees, including two nominees seeking re-election.

All nominees are registered barley producers in the province of Saskatchewan. The full list of candidates (in alphabetical order) include:

Zenneth Faye, Foam Lake, SK
Gilbert Ferre, Zenon Park, SK
Daryl Fransoo, Meota, SK
Cameron Goff, Hanley, SK
Leo Howse, Porcupine Plain, SK
Keith Rueve, Muenster, SK
Larry Spratt, Melfort, SK

Read the full Press Release by clicking this link.

Read profiles of the nominees here – SaskBarley Director Nominee Profiles


Sask Barley 1 day ago

DYK the BMBRI says that good malting barley has less than 5% peeled and broken kernels #MaltingMondays

Sask Barley 3 days ago

Reminder that @Cargill Prairie Malt will NOT allow any use of desiccant on malting barley again this year, including Heat. #WestCdnAg