Today The Country looks into New Zealand's bumper crop of apples and pears and how the industry plans to get the labour to pick 14 million cartons of apples in just 21 days.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

The Minister for Agriculture defends MPI's handling of the compensation issue surrounding the M. bovis outbreak and he also defends the government's stance on the CPTPP and foreign investment.

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Alan Pollard:

We ask the chief executive of NZ Apples and Pears how the industry's planning to get the labour to pick 14 million cartons of apples in just 21 days!

Shane McManaway:

The chief executive of Allflex previews next week's PPP Farming Conference in Taupo where 150 of Australasia's leading rural luminaries will gather to discuss changing landscapes and disruptive technology.

Dr Doug Edmeades:

Is a Hamilton-based soil scientist who gets stuck into his old alma mater Lincoln University, for offering its students an 'organic' diploma, saying there is no science behind it.

Tony Laker:

We tell you how you can join our Farming and Sightseeing Tour to the Southern USA, departing on November 7.

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