Barley - Production and Exports

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Barley is a versatile and useful crop with applications ranging from feed and food production to beverage manufacturing. Most barley grown in the United States is intended for malting purposes because of the premium it commands.  

In the 2016/2017 marketing year (June 1 - May 31), Canada imported the majority of U.S. barley, accounting for more than 68 percent of the exports, followed by Japan (25 percent).