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.
Let’s talk about soil, nutrient stewardship, and telling soil’s story
This week’s Between the Rows celebrates Word Soil Day, slated for Dec. 5. We’ll be speaking to Blake Weiseth of Glacier FarmMedia’s Discovery Farm about how soil health is the new black; Mario Tenuta of the University of Manitoba tells us how nutrient stewardship augments soil health; Leonard Kahn of the marketing firm Kahntact will tell us how soil health is a great story for farmers to tell and sell; and Marlo Glass with Glacier MarketsFarm offers her take on the week in commodity markets. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.
Free trade with the UK, ag investors want to know about ESG, canola inches close to $600 per T
Canada has a free trade deal with Britain, kind of. Claire Citeau, of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, discusses the interim free trade agreement between Canada and the UK; Environmental, Social and Governance could become a ‘mega trend’ in investing, but why should farmers care? Andrea Gruza, of Bonnefield Financial, explains the basics of ESG investing; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Glacier MarketsFarm explains why canola market futures still have an upside. Hosted by Robert Arnason.
Alberta’s ag austerity, awaiting autonomy’s availability, autumn assessments adjusted
Cuts are landing at Alberta’s agriculture department as the province carries out a “workforce transformation” and steps off direct involvement in ag research, as Alberta Farmer Express reporter Jennifer Blair explains. Also: machinery writer Scott Garvey maps out the near-term market trajectory for autonomous tractors and what has yet to happen for self-driving iron to ever make it to the retail lot; and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm looks at new supply-and-demand data and other fundamentals fueling the recent rallies in ag commodities. Hosted by Dave Bedard.
Navigating trade with China, the secret lives of farm writers, grain market gains
In this week’s episode, Ed White of The Western Producer speaks with the Canada West Foundation’s Carlo Dade and Sharon Sun about their idea for a new way to approach trade with China; Glacier FarmMedia reporters Lisa Guenther, Alexis Kienlen and Geralyn Wichers reveal their secret literary sides outside of farm reporting; and we catch up with Marlo Glass of Glacier MarketsFarm for our weekly look at grain markets. Hosted by Ed White.
Good old-fashioned Prairie charity, weather bombs, how to fill in the stormy days ahead
Laura Rance interviews Jim Cornelius, outgoing executive director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and his protegé Andy Harrington, about how the organization has grown and how Canadians have lived up to their generous reputation during the pandemic; Iris Meck, director of conferences for Glacier FarmMedia, offers a glimpse at the topics up for discussion at the upcoming Farm Forum Event and the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference; and Bruce Burnett, director of weather and markets information for MarketsFarm, warns of an incoming storm system and discusses how agricultural commodity markets are virtually ignoring the political theatre south of the border. Hosted by Laura Rance.
Coping with COVID isolation, managing pandemic stresses, farm tour creates safe spaces
In this episode, Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour takes an in-depth look at how farmers are coping with COVID-19. He speaks with reporter Geralyn Wichers who has written a story on the coming winter and how farmers may find opportunity in an age of pandemic restrictions; Jan Thorson from the Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line shares coping strategies if you’re feeling increasingly stressed due to isolation; Jeremy Matuszewski of Thunderstruck Sales & Marketing describes how their ‘Thanks for Farming Tour’ created safe places for farmers to meet; and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm gives you the weekly commodity markets update. Hosted by Gord Gilmour.