As the demand for agricultural products grew throughout the course of the war, military authorities relied on production from Canada and other British territories to supply the Imperial armies. In Canada, wheat production skyrocketed, as did exports of cheese and meat. With the advent of the Military Service Act and conscription, increasing numbers of farm workers were recruited to fight overseas, and national and provincial initiatives such as ‘Soldiers of the Soil’ and the Farm Service Corps recruited young men and women to work on farms.
Image: “Buy Fresh Fish: Canada Food Board sensitive campaign. 1918.” Canada. National Archives Poster Collection/Library and Archives Canada/3635511