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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, 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.


Trudeau triggers an election, prosperity in a pandemic, harvest estimates retreat

In this episode, Glacier FarmMedia Ottawa correspondent D.C. Fraser gives us the inside track on the federal election from an agriculture perspective; Farmtario reporter Diana Martin shares a direct-to-consumer farm marketing success story that arose out of the pandemic; and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm tells us exactly what all those downward revisions of crop production estimates mean. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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“The Recovering Farmer” offers mental health solutions for farmers, defaulting on grain contracts

Stress management expert Gerry Friesen bills himself as “The Recovering Farmer.” Friesen outlines the difficulties of preserving mental health on the farm during Covid, a drought, and in the relative isolation of rural communities; Alexis Kienlen, reporter for the Alberta Farmer Express, lays out the challenge of meeting grain contract […]

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Difficult drought discussions, lentil tariffs trimmed, canola harvest calculations

Producers and farm leaders in Western Canada share their experiences with federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau in dealing with this year’s drought; reporter Sean Pratt of The Western Producer discusses India’s reduced import tariff on lentils and how long it may last; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm discusses all the […]

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Acreage revisions, carbon emissions, pandemic decisions

Statistics Canada and the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week both published new estimates of this spring’s plantings – some of which, as Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm explains, were more surprising than others for grain traders. Also: Geralyn Wichers of the Manitoba Co-operator takes us on a field trip into the murky world of […]

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Agriculture Canada forecasting drought, Canada competing with Ukraine, reviving tourism in rural Canada 

Farmers on the Eastern Prairies know they’re in a drought, but what they really want to know is – when will it end? On this week’s show you’ll hear from Trevor Hadwen, an agro-climate expert with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, who has designed a forecasting tool called the Drought Outlook. […]

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Ag-economics and COVID-19, opportunities in grain marketing, whether weather and commodity prices

This week we hear from University of Manitoba professor Dr. Ryan Cardwell who co-edited an agricultural economics publication that looked at the first year of the pandemic; we get an update on commodity markets from Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm; and we hear from FarmLink CEO Mark Lepp about the company’s […]

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