We don’t typically cover agricultural issues in prairie dog. It’s not that we don’t recognize the importance of agriculture to the Saskatchewan economy, or the link between farming/ranching and food security on a local, national or international level.

It’s just that most of our contributors are pretty city-orientated and therefore would be out of their element if they delved too deeply into burning agricultural issues like the pros and cons of single-desk marketing under the Canadian Wheat Board and whether Tisdale, SK should change its town slogan from “land of rape and honey” to “land of canola and honey” because, well, you know.

Anyway, today at noon at Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum (201-1856 Scarth), University of Regina professor Andre Magnan will be discussing The “Land Grab” Comes Home: New Forms of Corporate Investment in Prairie Agriculture as part of the Profs in the City summer lecture series.