Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to two Nathans - National's Spokesman for Agriculture Nathan Guy, and ASB's Rural Economist Nathan Penny.
On with the show:
National's Spokesperson for Agriculture denies his party's on the lookout for a new leader and as a former Minister he supports the sometimes-maligned Ministry for Primary Industries in the fight against M. bovis.
ASB's Rural Economist chews the fat on the healthy state of the rural economy and says generally the planets are aligning for the primary sector with the magical $7/kg likely for both dairy and lamb.
IHC's National Fundraising Manager encourages both farmers and townies alike to give to IHC Calf Scheme as charity looks to get to raising $1 million after M. bovis upset the fundraising effort last year.
By weekday he's the chief executive of Steelfort. In the weekends he's a Waitomo sheep and beef farmer. In his spare time he off on safari to the Serengeti!
Rowena caught up with 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year ahead of this week's announcement of the 2019 winner.