Fonds - British Columbia Department of Agriculture fonds

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British Columbia Department of Agriculture fonds

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12 cm of textual records

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The aim of the B.C. Department of Agriculture, now known as the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, is to provide the business climate for a competitive and profitable industry offering safe, high quality food for consumers and export markets.

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Fonds consists of reports generated by the B.C. Department of Agriculture from 1918-1961. Includes reports on fruit and vegetable production in the Okanagan 1918-1961. Reports provide production figures for early Kelowna producers including: Kelowna Growers Exchange; Harvey, Duggan & Davies; Stirling & Pitcairn; and the Occidental Fruit Co. as well as crop return figures (estimated and actual) for various regions in the Okanagan Valley. Includes also orchard surveys of the Okanagan 1920-1945 and reports on plant diseases 1933-1941. Fonds also consists of circulars, correspondence, and memos collected by fruit and vegetable inspectors, 1956-1961.

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BCAUL control number: KEL-813

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