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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, 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.

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Bees with jobs, post-election direction, Canada’s ‘super ministry’

Can bees be employed to deliver crop protection products? Asish Malik, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technology, explains its award-winning system that delivers biological pest and disease control to crops; D.C. Fraser, Glacier FarmMedia Ottawa correspondent, offers his take on the results of this week’s federal election and how much – if anything – has changed for Canada’s ag sector; and Kim McConnell with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute spells out why the agriculture and food portfolio needs to be elevated to a front bench ministry. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.

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Fall fertility and pulse marketability

Some Prairie growers may be able to get a head start on next year’s seeding — and maybe a somewhat smaller bill for inputs — by putting down fertilizer this fall. Soil fertility specialist John Heard of Manitoba Agriculture discusses the hows, whats, whens and wheres. Also: checking in after last week’s Pulse and Special Crops Convention, Sean Pratt of the Western Producer explains how the market picture may have been redrawn for Prairie pulse growers. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Canola guaranteeing, mental well-being, supply/demand foreseeing

As crop insurers brace for what could be record payouts this year, Tyler Groeneveld, Corteva’s commercial grains and oils leader for North America, tells us about a new approach the seed company is taking to share risk with canola growers. Also: Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm considers the ways in which this year’s crop production shortfalls may spill over into next year’s seeding decisions; and Bruce Thorson speaks with Guelph researcher Dr. Briana Hagen about a new way to help farmers, and those around them, learn to assess mental health needs. Hosted by Laura Rance.

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Livestock Days AIM 2021: Stock dogs, managing stress, tracking trace minerals

Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther brings us a few highlights from Ag In Motion’s inaugural Livestock Days, held at Langham, Sask. Jolie Vermette of Rafter View Ranch and Ranch Dog Inc. shares her passion for working stock dogs. Cynthia Beck, farmer and clinical psychology masters’ candidate, tells us about chronic stress and how to manage it. Finally, […]

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Slaughter shortages and statistical summaries

With COVID-19 and a months-long strike having created backlogs of hogs in Quebec alone, can the protein sector find solutions that don’t leave livestock producers on the hook? Canadian Pork Council vice-chair Rene Roy considers the stakes farmers face in his region; and, Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm considers this week’s drought-dented crop production estimates from Statistics Canada. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

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Meeting the need for feed, scouting for spot, after the rains

Farmtario reporter Diana Martin talks to Rob Lipsett, Beef Farmers of Ontario president, about getting hay and financial support to livestock producers affected by drought; plus, Diana speaks with Albert Tenuta, field crop pathologist with OMAFRA, about identifying tar spot in corn and what steps Ontario growers can take to manage it; and Bruce Burnett and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm offer a crop update after recent rainfall on the Prairies – how it measured up against this year’s drought – and a look at commodity markets. Hosted by Ed White.

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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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