Publication:

Short history of Prairie agriculture

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    Authors & editors

    Strange, H G L [Author]

    Publisher Searle Grain Company Ltd
    Year of publication 1954
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    Medium Book
    Edition1
    Topics

    Cereal processes > Handling, storage & transport
    Economics & commerce > Data & reviews
    Wind & watermills by Region > Rest of the World (not Europe) > Canada

    Scope & content28 chapters and a series of appendices with much economic data (see Divisions below)

    Copies held

    Accession no. 230833

    • Shelf location: D600-STR
    • Donor: R Allan Forest
    • Notes: Accompanied by a large 1963 map of Canada showing growing areas, storage facilites and shipping routes for West of Canada Grain. (Accession no 230834)

    Divisions within this publication

    • 1: The Beginnings
    • 2: Settlement Before the Railways Came
    • 3: The Coming of the Homesteaders
    • 4: Early Transportation
    • 5: Transcontinental Fever
    • 6: The Drought Years
    • 7: Times of Trouble
    • 8: Some of the Factors Responsible for Western Canada's Development and Growth
    • 9: Grain Merchants and Elevators
    • 10: March of the Elevators
    • 11: The First Royal Grain Commission
    • 12: The Great Lakes (History)
    • 13: The Great Lakes (Transportation and Terminal Elevators)
    • 14: The West Coast, Churchill and Interior Elevators
    • 15: Progress of Farm Population and Grain Production
    • 16: Yield per Acre and Soil Fertility
    • 17: Exports of Grain to World Wide Markets
    • 18: Farmers' Discontents and Farm Organizations
    • 19: The Canada Grain Act and the Board of Grain Commissioners
    • 20: Services to Farmers
    • 21: Further Services to Farmers
    • 22: The Rust Research Laboratory and Scientists in Agriculture
    • 23: The Farmer Selectors of New Varieties
    • 24: Prairie Banking and Prairie Newspapers and Periodical-s
    • 25: The Milling Industry and Livestock on the Prairies
    • 26: Markets, Prices and Marketing
    • 27: Prairie Soils
    • 28: Prairie Women
    • 29: Varieties of Wheat used by Farmers in Western Canada Since 1812
    • 30: Names of Varieties with dates introduced in 1870 and after
    • 31: Longtime Acreage, Yield and Production of Wheat
    • 32: Longtime Acreage, Yield and Production of Barley
    • 33: Longtime Acreage, Yield and Production of Oats
    • 34: Precipitation over Prairie Provinces
    • 35: Canadian Exports of Wheat, Oats and Barley
    • 36: Canadian Wheat "Carry-Over"
    • 37: The March of the Elevators-Prairie Provinces
    • 38: Money Price of Wheat and Price Calculated to Purchasing Power from 1935-39
    • 39: Chronological Table of Important Prairie Events 1615 to 1954