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Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association

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Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association

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The Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association was organized by farmers to protect the price of milk. It was granted its charter in 1913. For the next four years, the FVMPA struggled to establish itself as a cooperative bargaining power in the Valley. Twenty-two locals were organized across the Valley. In 1919, the Association purchased manufacturing plants and a milk company in the area. In 1920, the firm acquired another milk company and a condensery. In 1923 the FVMPA became the first Canadian dairy to establish a quality control laboratory and to employ a bacteriologist. In 1943, the Association established Dairyland dairies. As a result of a secure and growing market, the FVMPA was able to open a modern plant in Burnaby in 1964.

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