26 Mar

Canadian farm journalists make a strong showing at NAAJ writing competition

<p>A <em>Manitoba Co-operator</em> writer has earned a top award for agricultural writing.<br /><br />Shannon VanRaes has won the feature category of this year’s North American Association of Agricultural Journalists’ writing competition. VanRaes, who ventured into the ag beat three years ago, says it’s an honour to be recognized by her peers.<br />

20 Jan

Canadian farmers to lose veteran political correspondent in Ottawa

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Wilson.PNG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Barry Wilson, correspondent for the Western Producer, is seen in his office in the Press Building near Parliament Hill Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.</em></p>

20 Dec

Province reporter’s blog Farmgate exports B.C. farm news to urban Canucks

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Matt McIntosh</strong></p><p>By combining her passion for agriculture with the power of the Internet, one Vancouver-based reporter has found a way to bridge the gap between farming and the modern Canadian consumer.</p>

9 Oct

Province reporter picks up top farm-writing prize

<p><strong>By Mary Baxter</strong></p><p>A reporter with Vancouver-based <em>The Province</em> daily newspaper has earned one of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation’s top awards.</p><p>At the Federation’s annual awards ceremony held Saturday, Glenda Lyumes earned the gold Dick Beamish press feature award for “A leader in her field,” a profile of Jill Hoeppner, a British Columbia dairy producer.</p>

5 Jun

Book review: Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis: Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></p><p><em>In her new book, University of Alberta professor Patricia Demers examines the legacy of Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten agricultural reporter from the Prairies who refused to be confined to the "women's pages." J-Source Agricultural Editor Mary Baxter writes Demers should be lauded for her eye-opening book. </em></p>

11 Apr

Postmedia revenue dips 10 per cent

<p><strong>By Tamara Baluja</strong></p><p>Revenue dropped 10 per cent with Postmedia Network showing a $14.2-million net loss in the <a href="">second quarter</a>. The deepened losses were primarily due to a decrease in print advertising revenue, which has been shrinking faster than online advertising has been able to make up for.</p>

9 Apr

What happens when journalists become the story? A Q&A with science writer Mark Lynas

<p>Mark Lynas, a well-known British writer on climate change, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">apologized</a> during a farm industry conference in Oxford, U.K. last January, for having helped start the now-widespread resistance against genetically modified organisms.</p>

7 Dec

Agriculture reporter among those facing criminal charges in missing sheep case

<p> </p><p><a href=""><em>Better Farming</em> magazine reports</a> that a farm reporter is among four people facing criminal charges after a Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigation into the removal of 31 sheep from a federally quarantined farm in April 2012. Linda Frances Jones, Michael Schmidt, Robert Pinnell and Suzanne Atkinson all face numerous charges pertaining to obstruction of a CFIA inspector and transporting quarantined animals.</p>

25 Sep

Canadian farm writer awards released

<p>The Canadian Farm Writers Federation has released the results of its annual competition. Long time Winnipeg Free Press regional reporter Bill Redekop won the top press feature award. Top winners of daily, weekly and monthly press reporting were, respectively: Mia Rabson, Winnipeg Free Press, Mary MacArthur, Western Producer and Mary Baxter, Better Farming magazine. Ontario Farmer editor Peter Reschke took gold for press column and freelance writer Ray Ford took gold for technical feature.</p>

22 Aug

Canadian journalist wins international agricultural journalism award

<p>Mary Baxter, a London, Ont.-based journalist and J-Source’s Agricultural journalism editor, has won an international award recognizing her writing on agricultural issues.</p><p>The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) awarded Baxter with the Star Prize for Print Journalism for an article in <em>Better Farming</em> magazine titled “Lyme disease: the painful and hard-to-diagnose condition.”</p>