Today on The Country, we take a look at a genetically modified ryegrass that could be a game-changer for New Zealand agriculture.
On with the show:
Our Met Service forecaster warns of more wet weather for the north but better news for the south.
Dr Greg Bryan:
AgResearch's principal scientist talks about the development of a new generation, genetically modified ryegrass that could prove a game-changer for agriculture. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, greater tolerance to drought and faster/better growth are features to date of this new generation grass now in full field trial mode in the United States.
Jeremy Rookes and Jason Uden:
Today's panel gets all fired up about pig farming and politicians on the pig's back!
Is a well-known rural broadcaster and the driving force behind Sunday's Farmers' Family Day at the Races at the Ashburton Race Course in aid of farmers under stress from M.bovis.
Our political correspondent ponders Health Minister David Clark's poorly-timed holiday and whether the government is throwing guilt money at Taranaki.