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:

Lisa Murray:

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!

Craig Wiggins:

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.

Barry Soper:

Our political correspondent ponders Health Minister David Clark's poorly-timed holiday and whether the government is throwing guilt money at Taranaki.

Listen below: