Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, 1923-
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- Saskatchewan Co-operative Producers, Ltd.
- Viterra, Inc.
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The Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers Ltd. was incorporated August 25, 1923 under the Companies Act. The founders include A.E. Wilson, W.M. Thrasher, L.C. Brouillette, Geroge F. Edwards, George W. Robertson, R.S. Dundas, W.L. Noyes, A.J. McPhail, J.W. Matthewson, J.A. Maharg, and G. Garfield Wray. The organization was founded to improve the social and economic welfare of farmers and farm families. It was popularly referred to as the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from its founding and officially changed its name in 1953.
By June 1924, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool had contracts with 45,725 farmers covering 6,333,000 acres of land. Until its public offering in 1996, the Wheat Pool was a fully co-operative organization, with a central administration in Regina, Saskatchewan and local co-operative or Wheat Pool associations administering daily activities at its country elevators (e.g. taking delivery, handling, and storing grain). To fulfil its mandate of improving the welfare of farmers and farm families, the Wheat Pool also had many subsidiaries in fields such as printing presses, livestock yards, marketing agencies, a flour mill, and farm sales including fertilizer, seed, herbicides, and other chemicals. Subsidiaries included The Western Producer and Modern Press (sold in 2002 to GVIC Communications Inc.), CSP Foods, Dawn Foods Canada, CanAmera Foods, Heartland Livestock Services, PrintWest, AgPro Grain, Poundmaker AgVenture, Pacific Elevators, Westco Fertilizer, IPCO, Robin's Foods, Bioriginal, PhilomBios, Regina Seed Processors, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, and Lakeside Processors.
In 2007, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool purchased Winnipeg-based Agricore United amd shortly thereafter changed its name to Viterra, Inc.
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Authority record created on 2011-01-11. Approved . Last modified on 2017-11-29.
AMICUS Authorities: January 28, 2008
Contents of the fonds
Saskatchewan Justice, Corporations Branch Corporate Registry