Today The Country looks in to the Government's new plan to clean up dirty rivers and what it could mean for New Zealand's farmers.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert talks David Parker, Donald Trump and, of course, the weather!

Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:


Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky and topic du jour is Environment Minister David Parker's comments yesterday that farmers are going to have to reduce stock numbers as the Government moves to clean up dirty rivers.

Neal Wallace:

Is a senior journalist for the New Zealand Farmers Weekly who looks at the big stories in this week's rural press.

Simon Bridges:

In the absence of David Parker, the National Party leader goes in to bat for rural New Zealand saying "we're all in the this together and if farmers sneeze we all catch a cold".

Listen below: