Agricore United:

An Inventory of its records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Marta Dabros
University Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Finding aid encoded by Marta Dabros (August 2012)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba
330 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Agricore United

Agricore United fonds


0.11 m of textual materials

MSS 268, A.07-68

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Administrative History of Agricore United (United Grain Growers Ltd.)

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 U.G.G.'s share structure. On November 1, 2001, the merger took place and Agricore, the last of the prairie cooperatives, ceased to exist.

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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, such as 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.

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In 2007, Agricore United was acquired by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Together, they formed the foundation of Viterra Inc.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The 2007 accession (A.07-68) contains publications and financial records of the United Grain Growers Ltd., as well as some annual reports of Public Press Ltd., a subsidiary of U.G.G.

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Custodial History

The collection was de-accessioned and transferred to the Archives & Special Collections from Library and Archives Canada in 2008.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

PUBLICATIONS [ 1909-1971 ]
11 United Grain Growers Ltd. "The Grain Grower - A U.G.G. Service to Western Farmers" 193-1971
2 Public Press Ltd. - Annual reports and accounts 1909-1920

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13 Unidentified wage book [193-?]

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