Today The Country is awaiting the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby.

On with the show:

Katie Milne:

The President of Federated Farmers comments on the latest M. bovis outbreaks and what's coming up at next week's annual conference.


Pita Alexander:

Is a Christchurch-based farm accountant who has just spent six weeks in the USA driving a mind-numbing 30,000km, we find out why he loves doing so!

Brendon Hoare:

We talk to the chief executive of Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) about the value of the country's organic sector lifting to $600 million in 2017, from $467 million in 2015, and whether organics could be the way forward for NZ agriculture.

Simon Bridges:

We catch up with National's leader on his meet-and-greet tour, to discuss Jacinda's baby, Winston at wheel and why the nurses strike could be far-reaching for the economy.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent comments on State of Origin on a Sunday, the burgeoning wool market and a kelpie sheep dog selling for $22,000.


Listen below: