Catch up on the top interviews of the week with Jamie Mackay and Rabobank's Best of The Country.

This week's best interviews were:

David Parker:

In an extended interview we ask the Environment Minister if his government is anti-farming, is he imposing differing standards for rural and urban waterways and would he swim in an urban river?


Frank Peters:

We talk to a Mid Canterbury dairy farmer who's naturally very emotional at the prospect of losing 55 years of breeding genetics as he awaits the cull of his M. bovis infected dairy herd, despite being clean in bulk milk testing.

Dr. Jacqueline Rowarth:

We catch up with one of New Zealand's leading farming academics at the Dairy NZ Farmers Forum at Mystery Creek where the topics of discussion are better nutrient management, M. bovis, the new terms of reference for DIRA, capping cow numbers and whether the dairy industry could learn a lesson from sheep farmers?

Todd Charteris:

The chief executive of Rabobank reviews his bank's latest agribusiness monthly report which contains a largely positive commodity outlook for the 2018-19 farming season.

Damien O'Connor:

We ask the Minister for Agriculture and Biosecurity whether the horse has bolted when it comes to the cow cull for M. bovis and are we now talking contain and manage rather than eradicate?


Listen below: