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.


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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Trade wars souring the U.S. pork industry, GM wheat appears in Alberta and the Trump effect on crop futures

Ed White of The Western Producer talks with American hog industry experts about how trade wars could impact the U.S. pork industry, Allan Dawson of the Manitoba Co-operator reports on GM wheat discovered in Alberta and how two of Canada’s import markets have reacted to the news, and Ashley Robinson of Commodity News Service Canada discusses what’s behind two recent major selloffs in the crop futures markets. Hosted by Ed White.

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“Historic” wetland legislation comes to Manitoba, grain delivery deadlines edge closer and flea beetles feast on canola

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Lorraine Stevenson offers her report on new “historic” water and wetland legislation in Manitoba, Allan Dawson reports on changes to Canadian wheat classes coming this fall and their impact on grain delivery deadlines, and Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada gives an update on the large flea beetle populations being seen and their impact on Prairie canola. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Grain on the rails to Churchill, change coming to Ontario politics and our look at canola markets

Elden Boon, president of the Hudson Bay Route Association, talks about the plan to reopen the Hudson Bay Railway and Port of Churchill to Prairie grain shipping, Farmtario editor John Greig discusses the Ontario election and the impact a new leader could have on the province’s agricultural industry and Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada gives his take on canola markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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Big data in Ontario ag, canola ‘commodity streaming’ goes off track, and transportation legislation passes

Farmtario editor John Greig talks big data and artificial intelligence in Ontario agriculture, Brian Cross of The Western Producer and Alexis Stockford with the Manitoba Co-operator provide an update – and potential fallout – to the Input Capital court decision, Ed White of The Western Producer interviews the president of Keystone Agricultural Producers about new transportation legislation and Phil Franz-Warkentin of CNS Canada offers his insight on the markets. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Aerial applicators take on grassfires, “tilling” for low-gluten wheat, and searching Prairie skies for rain

Karen Briere of The Western Producer on tinder dry conditions in Saskatchewan and some relief from above planned in the fight against grassfires, Lee Hart of Grainews on a new process called “tilling” that creates low-gluten wheat and other new food ingredients and Bruce Burnett of Glacier FarmMedia on the soon-to-be-critical need for precipitation on the Prairies and how currency issues in South America could soon impact Canadian farmers. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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Weed control challenges, a Climate Atlas for farmers and Maple Leaf’s move to remove ‘artificiality’

Robin Booker of the Western Producer on the challenge of weed control in dry conditions, Lorraine Stevenson of the Manitoba Co-operator reports on the ‘Climate Atlas,’ a new online tool to help farmers adapt to climate change, Adam Grogan of Maple Leaf Foods on the company’s move to remove artificial ingredients from its products and Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada on market reaction to StatsCan’s latest grain and oilseeds stocks report. Hosted by Ed White.

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Canola contracts move to the “Big Apple,” wheat class changes and when will it rain?

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson reports on industry concerns over wheat class changes, Commodity News Service Canada’s Phil Franz-Warkentin examines the “big league” move of Winnipeg canola contracts to New York and Glacier FarmMedia’s Bruce Burnett discusses soil moisture conditions and the prospects for rain on the Prairies. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Farming in Afghanistan, specialty malt barley for beer and commodity market news

Agricultural journalist Rod Nickel reports on the challenges of farming in “war-weary” Afghanistan, Jennifer Blair of the Alberta Farmer Express offers her commentary on specialty malt barley and its affect on the taste and appearance of beer and Dave Sims of Commodity News Service Canada reviews the news in commodity markets. Hosted by Robert Arnason.

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