Probably the most turbulent sessions within the background of prairie agriculture is chronicled in a brand new e-book concerning the existence and occasions of Alexander ""Mac"" Runciman, the Saskatchewan farmer who led the United Grain Growers as president from 1961 to 1981. Mac Runciman earned the honour and admiration on either side of the nice agriculture debates of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies from person farmers to Pierre Trudeau, who provided Runciman a cupboard publish in 1980 (Mac became him down). Mac Runciman: A existence within the Grain alternate tells the tale of the way Runciman rose throughout the ranks of the UGG to play a principal function within the fierce debates over the modernization of grain dealing with, sponsored freight charges, and the function of The Canadian Wheat Board. Runciman's memories provide new insights into the occasions and personalities of that severe interval in Canadian agricultural background, a time during which the agricultural group started to query hugely centralized and controlled advertising and transportation structures. The occasions and judgements of these years proceed to reverberate in modern day controversies over grain advertising and grain transportation.
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