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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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Combine fire causes, fall fertilizer management, food security falters under COVID-19

Karen Briere of The Western Producer reports on combine fires this harvest season and what farmers are doing to protect themselves; Grainews editor Kari Belanger and Nutrien agronomist Cristie Preston take a closer look at fall fertilizer management in a special feature sponsored by Smart Nutrition MAP+MST from Nutrien; Lorraine Stevenson of Country Guide talks about the challenges food banks and others concerned with food security have faced during the pandemic; and Glen Hallick of Glacier MarketsFarm calls in to the show with the latest in weather and commodity markets. Hosted by Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour.

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Farm workers foreign or domestic?, a bill to chill farm trespassing, oilseed prices come up for air

Robert Arnason of The Western Producer speaks with Robert Falconer, a researcher at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, about a recent study looking at temporary foreign workers and domestic Canadians’ willingness to work on farms; John Greig, Farmtario editor, discusses Bill 156, newly-passed Ontario legislation to protect farmers from trespassing protestors; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm reports on the unexpected rise in soybean and canola prices in this week’s weather and markets report. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Seeds Canada resisted, northern land revisited, crop estimates airlifted

With a less-than-unanimous vote, what happens now to the seed sector organizations that were planning to amalgamate under the Seeds Canada banner? Allan Dawson of the Manitoba Co-operator considers the groups’ options. Also: Farmtario contributing writer Stew Slater tells us about the arable yet underfarmed Northern Clay Belt of northeastern Ontario, and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm reviews new satellite-based production estimates from Statistics Canada and other levers lifting and dragging commodities. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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COVID concerns, computerized crime and crop collection time

Farmtario editor John Greig talks about the growing concern of cyber crime in the ag sector; Manitoba Co-operator reporter Geralyn Wichers talks about workers’ safety concerns in an update on the situation at Maple Leaf Foods’ hog slaughter plant at Brandon, Manitoba; and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm calls in to discuss the early days of harvest across the Prairies in our weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Ed White of the Western Producer.

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Risk and reward in Canadian ag, a new editor takes the reins, harvest weather update

Al Mussell with Agri-Food Economic Systems explains a recently produced analysis outlining some of the risks and opportunities facing Canada’s agricultural sector; Mike Raine of The Western Producer discusses his new role as editor of the publication after several years as managing editor; and Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm talks warm weather and harvest happenings in this week’s weather and markets report. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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FOI request identifies Ontario farmers, seed-y business dealings, weed resistance persistence

Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour and Farmtario editor John Greig discuss a controversial release of farmer information by the Ontario government; AGCanada.com daily news editor Dave Bedard talks about some “seedy” packages that are showing up in Canadian mailboxes; Alberta Farmer Express reporter Alexis Kienlen reports on the growing challenge of controlling kochia; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Glacier MarketsFarm joins us for the weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Mixing it up with cover crops, cutworm conversations, what’s ‘bugging’ Sask. producers?

Yvonne Lawley with the University of Manitoba talks about the types of cover crops that grow well in Manitoba and how adding a cover crop cocktail to your rotation can help improve soil health and yields; reporter Jennifer Glenney with Farmtario speaks with agronomist Matt Rundle of Harriston Agromart about Western Bean Cutworm scouting; and Grainews editor Kari Belanger talks with Dr. James Tansey, an insect and pest management specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, about some of the new and notable bugs Saskatchewan producers should watch for. Hosted by Spencer Myers.

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Hutterites come under COVID-19 scrutiny, peeved pig producers, checking in on the crop year

Karen Briere of The Western Producer reports on the media focus on Hutterite colonies in Saskatchewan surrounding COVID-19 and what steps are being taken to reduce infection rates; Ed White of The Western Producer explains hog cut-out values and how some independent producers are fed up with the current pricing system; and Bruce Burnett, director of weather and markets for Glacier MarketsFarm, discusses the end of the 2019/2020 crop year and highlights from the last 12 months. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Ag in Motion at half-time, pork producers in crisis mode, a new watershed project flows forth

Ag in Motion show director Rob O’Connor provides a mid-show update on how things are going at the Ag in Motion Discovery Plus virtual farm show; Rick Bergmann, chair of the Canadian Pork Council, addresses a crisis impacting Canada’s independent pork producers; Blake Weiseth, PAg and Hon. Greg Ottenbreit, Saskatchewan Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, announce a new watershed project and partnership at the GFM Discovery Farm; and MarketsFarm reporter Marlo Glass gives us the latest commodity data in this week’s weather and markets report. Hosted by Ed White of The Western Producer.

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Sequestration questions, Ag in Motion’s online offerings, market meteorology

Canadians are now debited for the carbon they add to the atmosphere, so why hasn’t Canada made similar progress crediting farmers whose practices pull carbon out of the air? As Farmtario editor John Greig reports, our southern neighbours are fast forging ahead on such a policy for their farmers. Also: Rob O’Connor, show director for Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, tells us more about what farmers can expect from next week’s online event; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm explains how the weather is now the markets’ bellwether. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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