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
  • Shannon Van Raes, Manitoba Co-operator Reporter
  • 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.


Manitoba’s disappearing grain elevators, update from the Canola Council AGM, and a look at markets

Lorraine Stevenson of the Manitoba Co-operator reports on historic grain elevators disappearing from the provincial landscape, our canola panel of Ed White and Allan Dawson discuss developments at the recent Canola Council of Canada AGM, and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Commodity News Service Canada offers his perspective on markets. Hosted by Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour.

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Farmtario launches into the Ontario ag-news market, farmers anxious about rural crime, and NAFTA negotiations hit a new snag

John Greig, field editor for Glacier FarmMedia, talks about the launch of Farmtario, a new agricultural news source for Ontario farmers, Jeremy Simes of the Western Producer talks about farmers’ increasing concerns with rural crime, Martin Rice of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance offers his perspective on a new hurdle with NAFTA negotiations and Bruce Burnett takes a look at weather and commodity markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Cigi’s ‘Combine to Customer’ approach, slow grain movement on the rails, plus should you incorporate?

Lisa Guenther attends Cigi’s ‘Combine to Customer’ program to find out what customers want in Canadian wheat – plus she hears from Bruce McFadden of Quorum Corporation as to why CN’s grain movement is suffering, farm tax expert Lance Stockbrugger talks about the pros and cons of incorporating your farm, and Glacier FarmMedia’s Bruce Burnett offers his view of how weather could affect spring seeding plans for farmers. Hosted by Ed White.

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Plant-based proteins get a boost, making the case for sustainable meat, and some interesting history on the first NAFTA negotiations more than two decades ago

The head of Protein Industries Canada discusses the potential spinoffs of its supercluster win for the western Canadian economy, a California author and environmentalist speaks up in defence of beef, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney recalls how some some tough posturing by Canada won key concessions in the first NAFTA agreement on this week’s Between the Rows with host Laura Rance.

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The trouble with organic crop insurance, early seeding and what farmers might plant in 2018

Organic farmers and the Manitoba Agricultural Insurance Corporation can agree on one thing: the system isn’t working very well for organic crops. Join this week’s host Robert Arnason who talks with the Manitoba Co-operator’s Alexis Stockford about why. Jeremy Simes of the Western Producer explains new research that could redefine what early seeding looks like on the Prairies and Bruce Burnett, Glacier FarmMedia’s director of weather and markets information is in talk about farmers’ seeding intentions against the backdrop of record global grain stocks.

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NAFTA or not, trade is in Canada’s future

Join Between the Rows host Ed White this week as reporters Ashley Robinson of Commodity News Service Canada and Robert Arnason of the Western Producer report in from conferences carrying a strikingly similar — and positive — message for those worried about the possible demise of NAFTA. Reporter Shannon VanRaes talks about how farmers can do a better job reaching out to the media.

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Soil disease testing, let’s talk about clubroot, and NAFTA uncertainty builds

Rex Newkirk with the University of Saskatchewan talks about soil disease testing, Alberta farmer John Gilly stresses the importance of spreading the word about clubroot, Manitoba agriculture minister Ralph Eichler shares his thoughts on the effects of NAFTA uncertainty and Allan Preston and Wanda McFadyen of the Assiniboine River Basin Initiative talk about the challenge of proper water management.

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A new country of origin threat, climate change and what’s in store for canary seed prices

This week’s Between the Rows was recorded on location at Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. Reporter Sean Pratt brings you a story about how pending country of origin labelling laws in Italy might affect Canadian grain farmers, Robin Booker talks to a leading climate change scientist about climate change on the Canadian Prairies and William DeKay finds out what’s in store for canary seed prices. Hosted by The Western Producer’s Robin Booker.

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