It's the Best of The Country, where Jamie Mackay chooses his favourite interviews of the week for your listening pleasure.

This week's top interviews were:

Logan Wallace:

We catch up with the 50th man to wear the Cloak of Knowledge, the South Otago sheep farmer who won the Grand Final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year in Invercargill on Saturday night.


Damien O'Connor:

We find the Minister for Agriculture buying a farm gate at Farmlands in Motueka. Today we discuss the Young Farmer Grand Final, the fight against M. bovis and we have a fight over Kiwi Build and spending $2.3 billion on air force planes.

Tony Laker:

It's your last chance to join our Southern USA Farming and Sightseeing Tour in November plus we launch our 2019 Rugby World Cup Farming and Footy Tour to Japan and China.

Wes Lefroy:

Rabobank's agriculture analyst looks at tonight's State of Origin, the state of drought across NSW and Queensland and why world fertiliser prices are on the move upwards.

Anna Campbell:

We ask the Managing Director of AbacusBio Ltd whether vertical farming has a place in New Zealand and we look at the threats and opportunities surrounding alternative proteins.

Mark Townshend:

Is a former Fonterra director and large scale global dairy farmer who comments on the fight against M. bovis and he has kind words to say about Fonterra's performance, especially in China.

Listen below: