Today on The Country we have a chat to Tom Welch, a dairy farmer from Marton who has decided to give hemp growing a go!

On with the show:

Tom Welch:

We catch up with a hard-case cow cocky from Marton who's decided to grow hemp to diversify his farming operation.


Doug Avery:

We talk rural mental health with an inspirational Marlborough farmer and co-author of the best-selling book The Resilient Farmer.

Michael Harvey:

Is a Melbourne-based Rabobank dairy analyst who discusses this week's GDT auction result and the bank's latest Dairy Quarterly Report.

Dr Doug Edmeades:

Is a Hamilton-based soil scientist and climate change sceptic who reckons, "whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect".

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent updates action from across the ditch where wool's on a high and a famous Wallaby helped to catch an infamous wallaby.

Listen below: