Accession A2012-101 - Agricore United accrual

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Agricore United accrual

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CA UMASC MSS 268-A2012-101

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  • [1960] - 1998 (Creation)
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    Agricore United

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0.01 meters of textual records, 10746 photographs

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(2001-2007)

Administrative history

On July 30, 2001, Agricore announced that the boards of both United Grain Growers and Agricore Cooperative had unanimously agreed to a merger that would create a new company, Agricore United, which would be modeled after UGG's share structure. On November 1, 2001, the merger took place and Agricore, the last of the prairie cooperatives, ceased to exist.Since the merger, Agricore United became the largest agribusiness in western Canada dealing in grains, oilseeds, special crops, marketing, agri-products, agri-food processing, and feed manufacturing. The merger also allowed for a greater ability to access public markets for additional capital. The company has weathered adverse growing conditions like drought and floods in various parts of western Canada, low grain stocks, and growing competition from international markets. While offering farmers management services like financing, risk management, agronomic expertise, and access to end-use markets, Agricore United has been able to capitalize on a wider system of developed infrastructure networks of port terminals, country elevators, and farm service centres. Built on the foundation of Agricore United and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Viterra was formed in 2007 through a merger.Refer to the finding aids for earlier history of United Grain Growers Ltd. and Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Custodial history

The 2012 accession (A12-101) was donated by Viterra in 2012.

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The 2012 accession (A12-101) consists of a few textual records, and photographs of grain elevators in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

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This collection is arranged into three series: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta Grain Elevators, [196-]-1998, (from photo albums, loosely chronological) Alberta Grain Elevators, 1980-1995 (from binders, alphabetical by location) Alberta Grain Elevators, 1961-1995 (from card files, alphabetical by location)

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2.68 m of records

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Inventory prepared by Andrea Martin in October 2014. Finding aid prepared by Andrea Martin in April 2015.

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