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PortraitAlexander James McPhail

Although Aaron Sapiro is often credited with being the man who provided the emotional spark needed to arouse interest and enthusiasm in co-operative grain marketing, A. J. McPhail was the grain producers' own source of inspiration, their leader, and one of a dedicated group of farmers whose efforts resulted in the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool becoming a reality.

Throughout his relatively short career, Mr. McPhail displayed a complete sense of responsibility in his dealings with farmers, governments and business institutions. Accordingly, he exerted a sobering and solidifying influence at a time when emotionalism was rampant. Briefly, he can be described as a sound, practical man possessing a dash of idealism.

Mr. McPhail was a firm believer in the principle of co-operative marketing, and was strongly opposed to the system of futures trading, under which the price farmers received for their grain was largely influenced by the attitude of mind of an un-informed, speculating public.

Alexander McPhail was the popular choice of membership for the first presidency of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He also served as president of the Central Selling Agency, vice-president of the Provisional Board of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers Limited, and secretary of the Saskatchewan Grain Growersí Association.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, 1972."

 

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