The structure of Manitoba's agricultural geography, 1951-1964 : its significance in relation to projected future trends
Fordham, Richard Charles
The subject of this thesis is a study of Manitoba's agricultural geography and its changes from 1951 to 1964 with inferences concerning the future. Previous analysis of the area variations of the small scale producing structure in the province appears to be almost entirely lacking. This lack of analysis is striking in view of the existance of three fairly large scale demand - orientated economic forecasts all of which expect a major change in the type of agricultural production on the Prairies to begin by about 1970. The major change is from cash crop to beef production. The evidence from this study may therefore be useful in assessing the extent to which this change may have begun, and the likelihood of its being achieved as forecast...