The fonds consists of minutes of the Canadian Council of Agriculture, resolutions, financial statements, reports of committees, briefs, and policy statements (1920-1926); documents of an appeal to the federal Cabinet against increases of freight rates (1918); and a report on the activities of the Council, 1925-1930.
The Canadian Council of Agriculture was formed in 1909. It was initially a council of delegates from the United Farmers of Alberta, the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association, and the Dominion Grange, which was based in Ontario. It was later expanded to include representatives from farmers' organizations in other provinces and representatives from farmers' cooperative enterprises. The Council met to coordinate the political and advocacy initiatives of provincial farmers' organizations. It was instrumental in forming the Progressive Party, an influential coalition in the Dominion Parliament of the 1920s. The Council met two or three times a year, and had a secretariat based in Winnipeg. Henry Wise Wood of Alberta served as its president for several years. It became inactive around 1932, and its function was supplanted by the Canadian Chamber of Agriculture, founded in 1935.
The files were retained by United Farmers of Alberta representatives on the Council.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, secretary's reports to the provincial organizations and to the Council, brief of delegation to the Canadian Cabinet, Declaration of Principles, resolution, and statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, Secretary's reports to provincial conventions and to the annual meeting of the Council, minutes of the Executive meeting, minutes of the Women's Section meeting, report of the Co-operative Marketing Committee, statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), Executive minutes, National Policies, report of the Economic Research Department, submission to the Advisory Board on the Tariff and Taxation, statement of accounts.
The file consists of: Memorandum [of] Canadian Council of Agriculture in support of appeal to the Governor in Council against judgment of Board of Railway Commission on 15% increase on freight and passenger toll ; Reply of the Canadian Northern Railway Company ; Rejoinder to the reply of the respondents on behalf of the Canadian Council of Agriculture.
The fonds consists of four issues of the Grain Growers' Guide (1909-1913), a blank farm account book (published by Grain Growers' Guide, 1922), and a promotional notebook (ca. 1960).
United Grain Growers Ltd. was formed in 1917 from the amalgamation of the Grain Growers' Grain Company (founded 1906) and the Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Company (founded 1913). It was headquarted in Winnipeg and had operations across the Prairie region. It was a producers' co-op specializing in marketing grain, but at various times it was also involved in publishing; marketing livestock and specialty crops; and retail sales of farm supplies, coal, feeds, fertilizers, and agricultural chemicals. Its publishing subsidiary, Public Press Ltd., published the Grain Growers' Guide (established in 1908 by the Grain Growers' Grain Company, renamed Country Guide in 1928). In 1992 it became a publicly-traded corporation. In 2001 it acquired Agricore (a corporation formed in 1998 from the amalgamation of Alberta Wheat Pool and Manitoba Pool), and was renamed Agricore United. In 2007 it was acquired by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. The new firm was named Viterra Inc.and expanded to become a multi-national agri-business.
Includes articles by Francis Marion Beynon, Fred W. Green, P.P. Woodbridge, R.C. Henders, Mrs. John McNaughton, Dixie Patton, and editorials by George F. Chipman or John W. Ward. Features news from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.