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.
One party rule in Saskatchewan, a ban on moose hunt parties in Manitoba, time to celebrate sky-high canola prices
The Saskatchewan Party has been in power in the province since 2007, but it has the support of 58 per cent of voters. Reporter Karen Briere of The Western Producer explains why the Sask Party is still in favour; Moose hunting is popular in Manitoba, but the provincial government says the population is too small to withstand a hunt. Geralyn Wichers of the Manitoba Co-operator discusses the extended ban on moose hunting and the reaction of Metis groups; and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Glacier MarketsFarm shares his thoughts on the strongest canola prices in 28 months. Hosted by Robert Arnason.
Farm debt red flags, social media hashtags, grain markets’ lifts and drags
Let’s face it, nobody likes to talk about the state of their farm finances. Country Guide’s Lorraine Stevenson discusses some of the signs of financial problems and when it’s time to talk to someone. Also: Michele Austin, head of government and public policy and philanthropy for Twitter Canada, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted farmers’ use of #AgTwitter, and Bruce Burnett of Glacier MarketsFarm takes us through the push-and-pull of U.S. crop supply and demand data, weather and harvest pressure on markets. Hosted by Dave Bedard.
Grain research gets a boost at the U of M, before “Percy” the movie, post-harvest market predictions
Reporter Ed White of The Western Producer talks with Maneka Malalgoda, the University of Manitoba’s new grain quality and processing professor, about her research on grain starch and protein chemistry; Western Producer digital editor Paul Yanko talks about the rich trove of online articles on its website about Percy Schmeiser – and many other farm topics – and the renewed interest in his story due to an upcoming movie release; and Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm discusses how the commodities markets are set-up for this post-harvest season. Hosted by Ed White.
Reflections on pandemic life. How are we doing?
In a special edition of Between the Rows, we reflect over six months of pandemic life with no signs of it leaving everyday life anytime soon. Glacier FarmMedia’s Laura Rance interviews a collection of leading researchers and commentators about how our food system has fared throughout the pandemic. Hosted by Laura Rance. (Sponsored by Nutrien Smart Nutrition MAP + MST)
COFS partners for permanent digs, how to make an outdoor farm show digital
Ontario agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman delivers the news of a permanent site and government partnership for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show; Glacier FarmMedia president Bob Willcox discusses the announcement and new research opportunities for the show; Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Keith Currie offers his thoughts on the permanent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show site and its important link between farmers and innovation; Doug Wagner, president of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, talks about this year’s decision to make the show digital; Farmtario editor John Greig discusses some of his personal highlights from this year’s show; and MarketsFarm reporter Phil Franz-Warkentin calls in for the weekly weather and markets report. Hosted by Laura Rance. (Sponsored by Smart Nutrition MAP+MST from Nutrien)
Combine fire causes, fall fertilizer management, food security falters under COVID-19
Karen Briere of The Western Producer reports on combine fires this harvest season and what farmers are doing to protect themselves; Grainews editor Kari Belanger and Nutrien agronomist Cristie Preston take a closer look at fall fertilizer management in a special feature sponsored by Smart Nutrition MAP+MST from Nutrien; Lorraine Stevenson of Country Guide talks about the challenges food banks and others concerned with food security have faced during the pandemic; and Glen Hallick of Glacier MarketsFarm calls in to the show with the latest in weather and commodity markets. Hosted by Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour.