Accession A2008-022 - Agricore United accrual

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Agricore United accrual

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  • Textual record
  • Architectural drawing

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A2008-022

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  • 1920-1985 (Creation)
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    Agricore United

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25 mm of textual records [Note: includes 9 map folders]

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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 collection was transferred to the Archives & Special Collections by Agricore United in 2008.

Scope and content

The fonds consist of a small manuscript collection(MSS 268) relating to operating manuals for various grain elevator machinery. The map collection (MC 25) holds various blueprints of grain elevators and their components.

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English

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No restrictions apply. Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Inventory and finding aid prepared by Jordan Bass in September 2008.

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