Today The Country catches up with a couple of Dairy Women of the Year finalists to celebrate International Women's Day.

Alan Emerson:

We talk to the high-profile rural columnist who did the initial interview with "gagged" former Fonterra director Leonie Guiney and ask why his column on the subject was "pulled".

Andrew Hoggard:


The Vice President of Federated Farmers comments on Fonterra's perceived PR problems with the punters and why he's still hopeful we can beat M.bovis!

Rachel Baker and Tracey Collis:

On International Women's Day we catch up with two of the three finalists in the Dairy Women of the Year and hope to get the third, Loshni Manikam, on the show tomorrow.

Mike Petersen:

We catch up with New Zealand's Special Trade Envoy in Buenos Aires on his way to Santiago for the signing of the CPTPP – a free trade agreement that will even help strong wool.

Joe Wheeler and Stephen Donald:

Courtesy of Farmlands, fans of farming and footy, we do our weekly preview of Super Rugby.

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