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Between The Rows

Between The Rows is a weekly podcast featuring the Glacier FarmMedia editorial team bringing you the ‘story behind the stories’ in ag news and markets.

Drawing from our more than 20 print and online brands, our reporting staff will discuss the top stories and latest developments in agriculture today.

The 25-30 minute weekly program is built around a team of rotating journalist-hosts that include:

  • Laura Rance, Glacier FarmMedia Editorial Director
  • Gord Gilmour, Manitoba Co-operator Editor
  • Ed White, Western Producer Reporter & Analyst
  • Dave Bedard, AGCanada.com Daily News Editor
  • Robert Arnason, Western Producer Reporter

Between the Rows goes beyond the printed story and delves deeper to bring more detail on stories that affect today’s producers.

Each episode features 2 or more of the most important ag stories of the week, anchored by a comprehensive, in-depth look at the markets by one of our top analysts.

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Grassland guardians, fields and roads get swamped, prairie crop conditions

Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther talks with John Jamieson, President and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity about the documentary, ‘Guardians of the Grasslands’; Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford outlines the damage to crops and local infrastructure after recent record-breaking storms and flooding in western Manitoba; and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm talks crop conditions in northern Alberta, gives on update on the U.S. corn belt and what to expect in this week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Hosted by Spencer Myers.

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Adjusting for COVID, testing out UTVs, assessing after StatsCan

Glacier FarmMedia’s Laura Rance talks with Wes Anderson, chief fertility specialist with CropPro Consulting, about how they’re adjusting to the new normal in ag; Scott Garvey emerges from retirement to talk about the four UTV models and testing criteria in this year’s Machinery Challenge for Ag in Motion Discovery Plus; and Marlo Glass of MarketsFarm joins us for the weekly weather and markets update. Hosted by Laura Rance, VP of content, Glacier FarmMedia.

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Farm accident reportage declines, feds gobble up surplus food, trials and triumphs for ag students

Lorraine Stevenson of Country Guide discusses her recent story about a study that shows how less media attention is being paid to farm accidents and what that means for farm safety; Glacier FarmMedia Ottawa correspondent David Fraser reports on the federal government’s new surplus food-buying program; Jennifer Blair with the Alberta Farmer Express talks about how new ag grads are adjusting to the pandemic-driven workplace; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm gives listeners the latest ups and downs in commodity markets. Hosted by Gord Gilmour, Manitoba Co-operator editor.

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Regenerative ag and climate change, grain drying and the carbon tax, kids’ thoughts on farming, the week in markets

Robert Arnason of The Western Producer talks with Tim Searchinger, senior fellow with the World Resources Institute, about regenerative agriculture and climate change; Markus Haerle, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, explains how the federal carbon tax is affecting Ontario farmers using grain dryers; special guests Ada (8) and Hayley Leonard (5) from Winnipeg tell us what they know about agriculture; Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm talks about signs of life in the corn market and more in our weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Ag in Motion’s online offerings, farm income and outgo, export appetites for soybeans

What will a farm show look like when it moves from outdoors to cyberspace? Rob O’Connor, show director for Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, and Laura Rance, Glacier FarmMedia’s vice-president for content, explain what farmers can expect to see in crops, livestock, machinery and expert panelists in July. Also: the Manitoba Co-operator’s Allan Dawson helps crunch Canada’s net farm income data for 2019 and whether they help or hurt the case for farm aid; and Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm discusses recent market motion in soybeans against the current geopolitical backdrop. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Small business beef booms, food supply shortfalls, extradition anxieties, superpower trade tensions

Ed White of The Western Producer talks with Geralyn Wichers of the Manitoba Co-operator about a boom in business for small beef producers during the COVID-crisis; professor Simon Somogyi with the University of Guelph discusses how Canada’s food supply system has managed through the pandemic; Sean Pratt of The Western Producer reports on the recent extradition hearing of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and what it means going forward; and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm talks about the growing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Hosted by Ed White.

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Data collection on Discovery Farm, a meat cutter rises from the ashes, canola markets and trade tensions

Spencer Myers of Glacier FarmMedia talks with Blake Weiseth, PAg and Applied Research Lead with GFM’s Discovery Farm about data collection on their salinity and variable rate fertilizer application trials; Andy Chamberlin, butcher and co-owner of Cypress Meats and Spring Creek Farms Inc., shares how his Cypress River butcher shop survived a 2014 fire and adapted through a tough six years; and Marlo Glass of MarketsFarm talks canola demand, renewed U.S./China trade tensions and a grim warning from the Bank of Canada’s out-going governor, Stephen Poloz. Hosted by Spencer Myers.

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An attack ad goes ‘Prime’ time, Canada’s ag-minister responds to farm aid, meat-packing lacking, and the week in markets

Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour talks with Farmtario editor John Greig about a controversial attack ad by Ontario grain farmers aimed at Prime Minister Trudeau; Ed White of The Western Producer speaks to federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau about concerns that financial aid for Canadian farmers doesn’t go far enough; Alexis Stockford of the Manitoba Co-operator and Robert Arnason of The Western Producer give their takes on the lack of mid-sized meat packers; and Phil Franz Warkentin of MarketsFarm updates us on commodity markets, spring seeding and harvest cleanup. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Improving agronomy in Western Canada, paperless farms, pandemic stresses plant workers, spring seeding (and harvests)

Glacier FarmMedia’s Laura Rance interviews Maryse Bourgault, the first Western Grains Research Foundation Integrated agronomy chair at the University of Saskatchewan about how farmers and researchers can work together to improve the science of agronomy in Western Canada; Farmtario editor John Greig discusses the potential increase of paperless transactions on the farm; Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther expands on her recent series exploring the impact COVID-19 has had on meat plant workers; and Bruce Burnett with Glacier MarketsFarm calls in from the combine to talk spring harvest, spring seeding and cold prairie temperatures in the weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Laura Rance, VP of Content for Glacier FarmMedia.

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Canada, Australia and their political stances on China relations, pulse crop prices boom, winter wheat growing advice, our week in markets

Robert Arnason and Ed White of The Western Producer discuss Australia’s recent political scuffle with China and how it relates to Canada’s situation; Sean Pratt of The Western Producer talks about a price boom in peas, lentils and chickpeas; Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour interviews agronomist Ken Gross with Ducks Unlimited about a promising spring for winter wheat crops and some growing advice for producers; Phil Franz-Warkentin of Glacier MarketsFarm reports on falling corn futures, rising oat futures and more in our weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Robert Arnason of The Western Producer.

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