Constitution and by-laws; minutes and resolutions of meetings and BCFA conventions; correspondence pertaining to BCFA organization, agricultural matters, the Pacific National Exhibition, freight rates, Fraser Valley floods, and taxes; papers and correspondence concerning expropriation; briefs submitted by individuals and organizations to the Royal Commission on Expropriation (1961); BCF.A. briefs and submissions to federal and provincial governments; reports and convention material of some farm product specialty organizations.
The British Columbia Federation of Agriculture (BCFA) was established in 1936 as the British Columbia Chamber of Agriculture, assuming its present name in 1941. The federation represented local agricultural associations at a provincial level and liaised with public and national organizations on agricultural matters.
The records include the British Columbia Federation of Agriculture's constitution and by-laws, minutes and resolutions, correspondence, and briefs and submissions to the Royal Commission on Expropriation Laws and Procedures (the Clyne Commission). Subjects include the Pacific National Exhibition, freight rates, the Fraser Valley floods, and the expropriation of farmland.
Related records may be found in MS-1545 and MS-0669.
British Columbia Federation of Agriculture