It's the Best of The Country with Jamie Mackay and Rabobank.
This week's top interviews were:
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Derek Daniell – Part 1:
In part one of a two part interview, a leading New Zealand sheep breeder comments on his on-line column "The Blame Game" saying farmers are scapegoats and when it comes to GHG emissions the problem is the burgeoning human population not methane emitting ruminants.
Derek Daniell – Part 2:
In part two of a two part interview, a leading New Zealand sheep breeder says without nitrogen fertilisers the world's farmers could only feed three billion people and that 40% of the world's food is produced under irrigation
Rabobank's dairy analyst comments on the second to last GDT Event for the 2017/18 production season saw the GDT Price Index down -1.1% to USD 3,465 tonne. Softer WMP prices saw the average WMP price land 1.5% lower to USD 3,231/tonne.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs does not welcome the Donald Trump comparison nor does he accept that the anti-farming Greens have more sway in the Labour-led coalition than pro-provinces New Zealand First.
Dr Doug Edmeades:
Is a controversial Hamilton-based soil scientist who reckons we run the risk of heading back to the Dark Ages following recent government decisions on irrigation and oil and gas exploration.