Today on The Country Jamie Mackay asks guests to share memories of September 11, 2001.

On with the show:

Sir Brian Lochore:

Our Roving North Island Farming Ambassador remembers September 11, 2001, and looks back on some tough times down on the farm.


Terry Copeland:

We ask the new chief executive of Federated Farmers about his credentials for his new job and whether his music degree will help him create harmony for the farming community?

Nathan Penny:

ASB's Rural Economist remembers 9/11 and resultant fallout for the financial markets. Plus we look at the falling exchange rate and interest rates remaining at historical lows.

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:

The former Chief Scientist for the Environmental Protection Authority, and former lecturer at Lincoln, Massey and Waikato Universities, comments on 9/11, Dr Mike Joy, the controversial findings of the Productivity Commission and why young people are being put off farming as a career.

Listen below: