Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay got an update from those in the know in the primary sector.
On with the show:
The Deputy PM and NZ First leader is in vintage form as he deflects an upcoming birthday, calling the media ageist and comparing himself instead to a Messiah. Plus we question why Cabinet Ministers are not in Wellington and why we are not quarantining everyone at our border.
Fonterra's Managing Director of Co-op Affairs reviews a great Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, as dairy commodity prices defied gravity to increase by 1.2 per cent (WMP +2.1 per cent, Butter +4.5 per cent, SMP -0.8 per cent).
We welcome the new chairman of Rabobank on to The Country , discuss his extensive background in rural banking and look at his current role as chief executive of apple giant Scales Corp.
Affco's National Livestock Manager looks at some of the challenges facing the red meat industry in terms of operating under lockdown, drought, killing space constraints and falling commodity prices.
The chief executive of NZ Apples and Pears talks about this season's harvest and how the industry is faring under lockdown.