In this episode of Between the Rows, Ed White talks to Farmtario editor John Greig about “Hard Butter,” discusses enterprise reporting with The Western Producer’s Robert Arnason, and gets a markets outlook from Phil Franz-Warkentin of Glacier MarketsFarm. Hosted by Ed White.
Next week a blue-ribbon federal advisory council convenes to discuss a food policy for Canada and ways to improve connections within the country’s food systems. Alberta Farmer columnist Brenda Schoepp shares her perspective as a member of the new council. Also: Diana Martin of Farmtario checks back with foreign farm workers trying to get home from their work terms in southern Ontario in the time of COVID-19, and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm discusses what’s been lifting canola futures up above $800 a tonne. Hosted by Dave Bedard.
In this week’s Between The Rows, Gord Gilmour talks to Glacier FarmMedia’s Ottawa correspondent D.C. Fraser about the uncertainty surrounding foreign workers; reporter Robert Arnason of The Western Producer sits down with Alberta Pork’s Brent Moen to talk about why producers are upset about pricing; and Kevin Yaworsky hosts a special interview with sponsor Decisive Farming about soil health and precision agriculture. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.
This week’s Between the Rows looks at how one of Canada’s largest food processors is tapping into the growing interest in sustainability and how the Canadian industry is attempting to get Canadian food producers recognized for their efforts. We also talk with Bruce Burnett, director of weather and markets information at Glacier FarmMedia about cold weather, hot markets and a dry spring. Hosted by Laura Rance.
Battery-powered cars may be the future, but what about electric tractors? Does an e-tractor make sense on a Canadian farm? The Western Producer’s Ron Lyseng remains skeptical. Canada’s grain industry is working on a code of practice and farmers aren’t happy about another set of rules, says Western Producer reporter Sean Pratt. Also – Phil Franz Warkentin with Glacier MarketsFarm knows that canola acres will rise this spring, but how high will they go? Hosted by Robert Arnason.
With the Trump administration in the rearview mirror, farmers in the United States — and their farming neighbours in Canada, for that matter — may wonder what to expect from Joe Biden and company. U.S. ag columnist Alan Guebert considers what’s changed in the past four years and what might and might not change in the term to come. Also: Saskatchewan chuckwagon driver Jamie Laboucane looks at a season knocked off track by COVID-19, and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm follows ICE canola futures through a yo-yo week. Hosted by Dave Bedard.
Professional bull rider Jake Gardner shares past experiences about life on the road and how COVID-19 has halted opportunities to compete; Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers agronomist Megan Bourns talks about the on-farm research network and shares a story about an unexpected find when harvest data results were collected after a dry bean fertility trial; and Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm talks about some of the export taxes on grains appearing around the world and their impact on commodity markets. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.
This week’s Between the Rows hears from a municipal leader about the need to get rural broadband internet up to speed, how a fungus disease threatens to put a lid on growth in the Prairie pulse sector, what it’s like to be a professional barrel racer when the races are on hold, and how U.S. market reports are making an already hot canola market, heat up even more. Hosted by Laura Rance.
In this week’s episode, Ed White speaks with Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson about the radical transformation of the grain transportation system over the past 25 years, chats with The Western Producer editor Mike Raine about his paper’s deep dive into the farming implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and looks at the 2021 commodity markets outlook with Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm. Hosted by Ed White.
Can the Canadian livestock processing sector expect to just return to business as usual when or if we get past the COVID-19 pandemic? Very probably not, and Dr. Jared Carlberg lays out options for major industry players and policy makers to consider ahead of whatever the next crisis may be. Also: Alexis Stockford of the Manitoba Co-operator pays a visit to a rural family that decided not to wait for local ice rinks to reopen, and Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm considers what’s ahead in both a weird La Nina winter and an El Toro oilseeds market. Hosted by Dave Bedard.