Today, in Winnipeg, Manitoba,Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages announced an investment of $1,950,000 to the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.
The funding, made possible through Agriculture and AGri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing Program under Growing Forward 2, is expected to aid the company in its market development and expansion efforts. CMBTC will provide technical training to stakeholders, ensure new varieties of malting barley meet international customers’ needs and provide direct sales support.
$14 billion in value-added activities,
contributing over 160,000 jobs to the
Canadian economy and supplying roughly
20% of the global malting barley market.
The CMBTC is an independent, non-profit organization established to provide technical assistance to malting barley and brewing industries.