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On with the show:

Sir Brian Lochore:

Our Roving North Island Farming Ambassador is all fired up as he talks farming, footy and the weather!


Steve Maharey:

Is a former Labour Cabinet Minister and a former VC of Massey University and on today's menu; Winston, Donald Trump, trade wars, emerging Asian economies and a strong domestic rural economy.

Jim Hopkins:

A well-known rural raconteur has a crack at James Shaw's meatless meal day religious appeal, Shane Jones for his Fonterra bashing plus he asks whether we've reached 'peak cow' and what the meth myth may tell us about climate change.

Tim Myers and Andy Smith:

We catch up the Norwood chief executive and a Canterbury cropping farmer in Vaderstad, Sweden, as some of this country's leading arable farmers go in search of new technology in the northern hemisphere.

Sarah von Dadelszen:

Is a high-profile agribusiness leader who pays tribute to a fellow Central Hawke's Bay farming leader and questions farming under a carbon zero regime by 2050.


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