Books – Business History

  • The Rise and Fall of United Grain Growers

    Cooperatives, Market Regulation, and Free Enterprise

    Paul D. Earl (Author)

    The first in-depth history of the UGG.

    Published October 2019 | Agriculture & Food, Business History, History

  • Snacks

    A Canadian Food History

    Janis Thiessen (Author)

    A book with bite.

    Published September 2017 | Agriculture & Food, Business History, History, Social History

  • Mac Runciman

    A Life in the Grain Trade

    Paul D. Earl (Author)

    One of the most turbulent periods in the history of prairie agriculture is chronicled in this book about the life and times of Alexander “Mac” Runciman, the Saskatchewan farmer who led the United Grain Growers as president from 1961 to 1981. Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade tells the story of how Runciman rose through the ranks of the UGG to play a central role in the fierce debates over the modernization of grain handling, subsidized freight rates, and the role of The Canadian Wheat Board.

    Published October 2000 | Agriculture & Food, Business History, History