The Rise of the Middle Class Farmer: The Inception of Western Canadian Agriculture

In 1946, just after WWII, Canada signed a contract to deliver 600 million bushels of wheat to a war-weary UK within 4 years. Despite the huge quantities of grain needed, Canada was able to meet the demand, largely because of the massive grain reserves the country developed during WW2 — grain that was originally produced …

In the Wake of the Better Farming Train

Probably forty per cent of settlers who go on our pioneer farms have no knowledge of agriculture in any country, let alone prairie agriculture, and many make distressing and expensive mistakes largely for want of some person to confer with and advise them.     – W.R. Motherwell in 1913  Way back, in 1914, when twenty horse power …