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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
  • 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.

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Oil firms play hardball on surface rights, school’s in for beef producers and question marks drag on canola

We take a look at the Manitoba beef industry’s long-term prospects in a changing climate on a visit to the new Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative Centre; Jeremy Simes of the Western Producer reports on new conflicts surfacing between Alberta farmers and energy companies; and Ashley Robinson of Commodity News Service Canada looks at the latest uncertainties looming over canola markets. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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Canadian cattle herd numbers, livestock feed shortages loom large, and neonics get ‘nixed’

Did the herd grow or shrink? Barb Duckworth of The Western Producer looks at Canadian cattle numbers, Alexis Stockford with the Manitoba Co-operator and Lee Hart of Grainews report on the worrying lack of feed and water for prairie livestock, Ed White of The Western Producer provides an update on a recent PMRA decision regarding the phase-out of neonic pesticides, and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm offers a harvest update and a look at the week in markets. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Losing a tool for gopher control, clubroot goes global, a new tag for livestock and currencies in crisis

Leeann Minogue, editor of Grainews, talks about clubroot and what’s being done to stop its global spread, Barb Glen with The Western Producer talks about a potential loss of access to an effective gopher poison, from the recent Ag in Motion show, Lisa Guenther of Country Guide talks with Vijay Viswanathan about Iotag, a new electronic tag for livestock, David Derwin of PI Financial details the international currencies currently in crisis and their impact on the Canadian dollar, and Ashley Robinson of Commodity News Service Canada offers the latest news in commodity markets. Hosted by Ed White.

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Plant technologies stymied in the EU, clubroot minds gather in Alberta, and factors affecting markets

Ian Affleck of CropLife Canada visits Between the Rows to talk about a court decision in the European Union on gene editing that could deny European farmers the latest in plant technologies, Dan Orchard with the Canola Council of Canada talks about what canola growers can learn from ‘all the clubroot minds’ from 15 countries gathered at the 2018 International Clubroot Workshop in Edmonton, and Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada offers an update on trade, tariffs and other outside influences affecting commodity markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Keeping kids safe on the farm, the value of grazing and what’s new in soybeans

Lorraine Stevenson of the Manitoba Co-operator reports on the issue of children working on the farm and how parents decide when it can be done safely, Barb Glen of The Western Producer reports on the results of a 30-year pasture management study, Lisa Guenther of Grainews talks with Corteva about what’s new in soybeans and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Commodity News Service Canada offers his take on markets. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Ag in Motion Special Edition: Talking technology at Ag in Motion, precision ag continues to grow and crowdsourcing crop threats

Recorded live from the show grounds at Ag in Motion, July 18, 2018: Rob O’Connor, show director for Ag in Motion, talks about some of the highlights at the show and how well it’s been received by the ag community, David Yee of PAMI and Matt Gosling of Premium Ag Services offer a look at the future of high-tech farming and how quickly it’s showing up on Canadian farms, and Lisa Guenther of Grainews talks with Warren Bills of Bayer about xarvio, a scouting app for your smartphone that uses artificial intelligence to help identify weed and disease threats in your crop. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Ag in Motion Special Edition: Bugs that eat fusarium-infected wheat, staying ‘Fit to Farm’ and navigating market uncertainties

Recorded live from the show grounds at Ag in Motion. Lisa Guenther, field editor for Grainews, speaks with Fiona Buchanan with the University of Saskatchewan – and innovation award winner at Ag in Motion – about her work feeding mealworms fusarium-infected wheat to be later used as chicken feed, Grainews columnist Kathlyn Hossack on the “culture of toughness” among farmers and what they can do to help avoid injuries, Bruce Burnett on weather conditions impacting crop growth on the Prairies and Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada offers his insight on the trade uncertainties shaping commodity markets and if opportunities lie ahead for farmers. Hosted by Lisa Guenther.

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Ag in Motion gets bigger and better, classing horses as livestock, and our look at markets

Rob O’Connor, show director for Ag in Motion, visits BTR to talk about the agricultural show’s continued expansion and the excitement surrounding next week’s show (July 17-19), Alexis Kienlen of the Alberta Farmer Express reports on a campaign to classify horses as livestock for tax purposes, and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm dodges dangerous weather to give you his market update. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Drought outlook for 2018, avoiding pesticide residues going to market and our weekly look at markets

Has farmland recovered from the drought of 2017? Patrick Cherneski with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada offers a look at moisture conditions on the Prairies and if some regions are in danger of returning to drought, Cam Dahl of Cereals Canada talks about pesticide residues and if producers need to reconsider pre-harvest glyphosate treatments as a dry down and Bruce Burnett, director of markets and weather information for Glacier FarmMedia, offers his take on grain and oilseed markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

See more at “Drought Watch” on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website.

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Farm Progress edition: Outstanding young farmers, field drainage woes, hemp plants’ expanded potential and taking innovation to market

From Canada’s Farm Progress Show: Saskatchewan’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farmers Jordan and Jennifer Lindgren talk about their grain and oilseed operation; Karen Briere discusses the cost of ‘potholes’ on Saskatchewan farmland; Robin Booker checks in with a cannabis company on the potential for hemp growers under new federal rules; and David Derwin of PI Financial on innovation in marketing strategies. Hosted by Lisa Guenther.

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