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Between The Rows

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This week's show lineup features a glimpse at the world of modern plant breeding through the eyes of Curtis Pozniak, a cereal crop breeder with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. As well, members of the Grainews team
From Glacier FarmMedia's multimedia special Seeding The Future, Lisa Guenther and Kristy Nudds take us into the mind of a man aiming to breed the perfect chicken while also preserving the diverse genetics found in birds along the way. Also: Mat
Biodiesel has been around for years, but it's about to be displaced by the new fuel on the block - renewable diesel. Sometimes known as green diesel, the fuel is made from vegetable oil and animal fat, and it can completely replace conventional
This week is a special edition of Between the Rows focused on Reconciliation. Urban Indigenous writer Shelley Cook shares what visiting an ‘Every Child Matters’ corn maze meant to her and her children; and, professor and writer Roger Epp talks
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 correspo
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,
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
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 Be
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 farme
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 OMAF
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
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 Kienl
African swine fever, a virus that can kill 90 percent of pigs in a herd, has been found in the Dominican Republic. The disease is now much closer to Canada, and it represents a massive threat to North America’s pork industry. John Ross, executi
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
The 2020/2021 crop year has been 12 months of shocks and surprises. Canola nearly doubled in price and soybeans topped $15 per bushel, during a price rally that came out of nowhere. Ed White of the Western Producer, and Phil Franz-Warkentin wit
This week on Between the Rows we talk with Tyler Fulton, president of Manitoba Beef Producers, about the impact of the drought on the cattle sector; weather specialist Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm offers his take on how the current drought on t
Statistics Canada and the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week both published new estimates of this spring’s plantings – some of which, as Phil Franz-Warkentin of MarketsFarm explains, were more surprising than others for grain traders. Als
With the traditional beef burger facing new competition from alternative non-meat proteins, should Canada’s cattle producers be concerned? Food marketing experts Jo-Ann McArthur of Nourish Food Marketing and Len Kahn of Kahntact put the meat an
Farmers on the Eastern Prairies know they’re in a drought, but what they really want to know is – when will it end? On this week’s show you’ll hear from Trevor Hadwen, an agro-climate expert with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, who has design
This week we hear from University of Manitoba professor Dr. Ryan Cardwell who co-edited an agricultural economics publication that looked at the first year of the pandemic; we get an update on commodity markets from Glen Hallick of MarketsFarm;
In this week’s episode, we visit a Manitoba sheep operation to document the annual rite of spring – shearing season; we delve into the world of agriculture protection legislation with Cam Dahl of the Manitoba Pork Council and Farmtario reporter
As improbable as it may seem this week, the Prairies just came out of a cold snap leaving some growers wondering whether their crops would live to see the end of May. Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Jason Casselman explains what to
In this week’s Between the Rows, we hear how rain in the forecast turned into a shower of donations for Saskatchewan charities thanks to Saskatchewan farmer, Rob Stone; how venture capitalist Arlene Dickinson is giving upstart companies in the
Farmers in Manitoba, North Dakota and parts of Saskatchewan desperately need rain, but when and where will it fall? Bruce Burnett, of Glacier MarketsFarm, discusses the drought and the need for regular rainfall this growing season. Sticking wit
Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther speaks with Sylvain Charlebois, researcher and professor in food distribution and food policy at Dalhousie University, about Canadian consumers and their beef habits; Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan D
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