United Grain Growers

The United Grain Growers, or UGG, was a Canadian grain farmers' cooperative for grain storage and distribution that operated between 1917 and 2001.

United Grain Growers
IndustryAgriculture
FateMerged with Agricore
SuccessorAgricore United
Founded1917
Defunct2001
HeadquartersWinnipeg, Manitoba
ProductsGrain buying

HistoryEdit

 
Tent for the Grain Growers. Grain Co., a cooperative farmers organization in Canada that was the precursor of the United Grain Growers, cica. 1910.

In 1917 the Grain Growers' Grain Company (GGGC) merged with the Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Company, founded in 1913, to form the United Grain Growers (UGG), which provided grain marketing, handling and supply.[1] UGG was active in grain sales, crop inputs and livestock production services. In 2001 UGG merged with Agricore to form Agricore United in a deal brokered by Archer Daniels Midland, a majority stakeholder in the new company.[2]

Gallery & locationsEdit

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

 
Killarney, (Demolished 2017)

Saskatchewan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Fairbairn, Brett (2014). "UNITED GRAIN GROWERS (AGRICORE UNITED)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2014-09-12.

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