Agriculture and Co-operative Act

"H.B. No. 2, by Mr. Atwood,

"An Act to provide for the organization of associations with or without capital stock and not for pecuniary profit, but for the mutual help and benefit of its shareholders or members in the production, handling, storing, shipping and marketing of agricultural and related products and by-products; and for supplying members with machinary, equipment, and materials, and to provide and advance funds to members to aid in carrying out said purposes.'" [1]

Agricultural Cooperation in Utah by W. Preston Thomas

By 1920, co-operative marketing had proven to be very popular throughout Utah. In 1923, Representative Lawrence Atwood of Utah County sponsored a bill in the State Legislature to provide farmers a means of organizing co-operative associations. Following the passing of the Utah Co-operative Act, the Farm Bureau actively supported and organized co-operatives. Between 1923 and1953, 308 co-operative associations were incorporated under the Utah Co-operative Act.


Franklin County Beet Growers papers, 1898-1981 - Finding Aid

Amalgamated Sugar Company-Lewiston Sugar Company records, 1905-1921 - Finding Aid

The Utah Beet Growers Association Papers, 1960-1980 - Finding Aid

Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers, 1902-1932 - Finding Aid



Agricultural Cooperative Efforts in Utah

[1] Utah State University Special Collections and Archives. “The House Journal, 15th session of the Utah Legislature, 1923,” p. 60.  Call no. 328.32 Ut1.