Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay tries to work out what's going on with the harness racing industry in New Zealand with the help of Sam "Lashes" Casey.

On with the show:

Ben Noll:

NIWA weather forecaster on a miserable start to spring for some North Island farmers.

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Doug Avery:

We track down Marlborough's Resilient Farmer before he departs on a month-long speaking tour to UK to spread the mental health gospel.

Nathan Guy:

The former Minister for Primary Industries gets stuck into his successor – the Minister for Agriculture Damien O'Connor – who he claims is lumbering increasing costs upon the farming fraternity.

Georgia Twomey:

Rabobank's Sydney-based commodity analyst comments on the two-speed wool market which contrasts a poor strong wool market to that of record returns for fine wool.

Mark Robinson:

Fonterra's Head of Farm Source for Otago and Southland casts his eye over yet another disappointing GDT auction result overnight (-0.7%) with WMP down 2.2%.

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