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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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Dairy support systems, rural domestic violence and what’s on the minds of ag-journos?

Adam Taylor of Export Action Global talks about his report on dairy support systems in other countries and how they compare with Canada, Lisa Guenther, field editor with Country Guide, talks about her award-winning article on rural domestic violence, Ed White of The Western Producer and Allan Dawson of the Manitoba Co-operator, reveal what was on the minds of agricultural reporters at the North American Agricultural Journalists meeting in Washington, D.C. and Phil Franz-Warkentin offers his take on commodity markets. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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Concerns in Canada’s hog sector, growing canola in Ontario and a look at markets

Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada on hog sector concerns heard at the recent Canadian Pork Council meeting, Farmtario editor John Greig talks about last year’s record canola crop in Ontario and some problems farmers are encountering with the oilseed, and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm reveals which commodities are returning to normal after a bit of a wild ride. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Trade war panic, First Nations workers in Alberta’s cattle sector and reducing GHGs in cattle

U.S. trade expert Bill Tomson with Agri-Pulse on the ag sector’s unease to a looming trade war between the U.S. and China, Barb Glen of The Western Producer hears from First Nations workers in Alberta’s cattle sector, AAFC ruminant nutritionist Karen Beauchemin on a new feed supplement that aims to reduce methane emissions – a highly potent greenhouse gas – in cattle and Bruce Burnett looks at the markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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‘Digging in’ to defy the carbon tax, community pastures and the environment, and the Trump effect on markets

Karen Briere of The Western Producer reports on Saskatchewan’s and Manitoba’s stance on the federal carbon tax, Lorraine Stevenson of the Manitoba Co-operator digs into the environmental value of community pastures, and Glacier FarmMedia’s Bruce Burnett offers his take on the Trump effect on market commodities and international trade as a whole. Hosted by Ed White.

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Conservation efforts get big bucks, why farmers can’t fix their tractors and the week in markets

Tim Sopuck of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation responds to the Manitoba budget announcement of multiple millions for conservation efforts, Ron Lyseng of The Western Producer reveals why some farmers are frustrated with their new machinery, and Dave Sims of Commodity New Service Canada offers his take on the week in markets. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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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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