How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors of the ag industry?
Listen to this special Between the Rows four-part podcast series on farming through the pandemic covering topics such as the impact to the agricultural economy, the challenges it presents for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and more.
Farming through the pandemic: Part 1
Laura Rance talks with agricultural economists Al Mussell and Richard Gray about the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian agricultural economy. Later, we hear a panel discussion with Glacier FarmMedia staff including Bruce Burnett, Allan Dawson, and Ed White about how the pandemic is affecting different sectors in the ag industry. Hosted by Laura Rance.
Farming through the pandemic: Part 2
Dave Bedard, Glacier FarmMedia’s Daily News Editor, interviews farm family coach Elaine Froese about the unique challenges for farmers created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert Arnason of The Western Producer interviews KAP president Bill Campbell. We talk to several editors from the GFM network including Mike Raine of The Western Producer, Glenn Cheater of the Alberta Farmer Express, and Kari Belanger of Grainews for their insights into the challenges this year presents. Hosted by Laura Rance, Robert Arnason and Dave Bedard.
Farming through the pandemic: Part 3
Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour talks with Andrew Dickson, Manitoba Pork Council general manager, about the challenges currently facing the pork sector. Doug McLaren of JAS Angus and Mark Shologan, Sales Director of DLMS talk about bull sales and auctions converting to online. Alexis Stockford of the Manitoba Co-operator, Alexis Kienlen of the Alberta Farmer Express and Lisa Guenther of Canadian Cattleman join Gord for a panel discussion on the livestock sector. Hosted by Laura Rance and Gord Gilmour.
Farming through the pandemic: Part 4
Dave Bedard, Glacier FarmMedia’s Daily News Editor, talks with Terry Betker, president and CEO of Backswath Management about the potential financial impact of COVID-19 on the ag industry. Dave is joined by Tom Button, editor of Country Guide, Farmtario editor John Greig and Ed White of The Western Producer for a panel discussion on how farmers across the country are dealing with the pandemic while prepping for this year’s crop season. Hosted by Laura Rance and Dave Bedard.