Mar 26, 2014 - Posted by Mary Baxter

Two Canadian agricultural journalists are bringing home first place wins in key categories of this year's North American Association of Agricultural Journalists annual competition.

Jan 20, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Barry Wilson, who is one of the deans of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, retires this month after 34 years as the Western Producer's Ottawa correspondent. He firmly identifies himself as a political reporter rather than an agriculture reporter, who watches policy and politics for the Western Producer, an agricultural newspaper that targets western Canadian farmers. 

Dec 20, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Glenda Luymes, a reporter with The Province who grew up on a dairy farm, launched Farmgate in October to put agricultural news on the radar of Vancouverites, and talk about how food gets on the table.

Oct 09, 2013 - Posted by Mary Baxter

A reporter with Vancouver-based The Province daily newspaper has earned one of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation’s top awards. 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.

Jun 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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. 

Apr 09, 2013 - Posted by Mary Baxter

If science journalists find themselves covering an issue from one way and then seeing things from a different perspective, what should they do? Where do you draw the line between activism and journalism? Agricultural journalism editor Mary Baxter interviewed British journalist Mark Lynas, who recanted his views on genetically modified organisms. 

Dec 07, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Better Farming magazine reports that an 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.

Sep 25, 2012 - Posted by Mary Baxter
Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Mary Baxter, a London, Ont. journalist and J-Source’s Agricultural journalism editor, has won an international award recognizing her writing on agricultural issues.

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Agricultural Journalism

In agricultural journalism, complacency can often creep into reporting and discourage critical thought about the many, many issues associated with coverage. These range from questions about bias to the challenges of how to find fresh angles for such tightly focused beats. As concerned journalists with Better Farming magazine, we'll provide a mixture of summaries and links to topical articles that deal with these issues, as well as pieces developed specifically for J-Source.