The Alberta Barley Commission saw revenues fall by nearly $800,000 but still posted a surplus last year.
Revenue fell to $4.1 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year from $4.9 million a year earlier, largely due to a drop in checkoffs and less revenue from the AgriInnovation program. But costs also were lower, including a drop of $360,000 for AgriInnovation expenses, $175,000 on salary, benefits, and contractors, and $25,000 for director fees and expenses.
Revenues for its GrainWest magazine were also up but so were expenses.
The financial statements can be found in the 2016 annual report at albertabarley.com.