During the 1930s the UFC(SS) became dominated by radicals who favoured political action. It entered politics on a moderate SOCIALIST platform in 1931 and in 1932, along with the Independent Labour Party, formed the Farmer-Labour Group. In 1934 the Farmer-Labour Group became the Saskatchewan Section of the CO-OPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH FEDERATION. In 1938 the UFC (Alberta Section) was formed by radical members of the declining UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA. In 1943 the Alberta association, in an effort to gain broader support, reorganized as the Alberta Farmers' Union. The UFC(SS) was a powerful force until reorganization in 1949 as the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union. In 1960, along with farmers' unions from other provinces, it helped form a national farmers' union, in which the provincial unions held membership. In 1969 the provincial unions (except for Alberta) dissolved and the NATIONAL FARMERS UNION became the national organization.
Author IAN MACPHERSON