Today The Country we have Nathan Guy and Nathan Penny on the show, so today's theme is ... Nathan.

On with the show:

Nathan Guy:

The former Minister of Primary Industries reflects on the his days as a Young Farmer contestant plus he comments on the battle against M.bovis and whether we should be dairy farming in the Mackenzie Basin.

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Geoff Gwyn:

The Director of Response for M. bovis gives us an update on how the MPI roadshows went around the country, we look at the future prospects for the rural institution that is the IHC Calf Scheme and he responds to Prof. Keith Woodford's claims on yesterday's show that the cattle disease could have been in the country since 2008.

Nathan Penny:

ASB's Rural Economist ponders tonight's GDT auction, interest and exchange rates and the dark cloud hovering over world trade.

Megan Hands:

As we count down to the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final our one-woman panel features an environmental consultant who's a young woman with strong Young Farmer connections.

Jim Hopkins:

Is a rural raconteur who fires a shot or two across the bow of the good ship Greenpeace.

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