It's the Best of The Country with Rabobank and Jamie Mackay.

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This week's top interviews were:

Damien O'Connor:


The Minister for Agriculture shares his disappointment over the failure of the Waimea Dam project, comments on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's research into the impact of New Zealand's livestock methane emissions, updates the M. bovis situation and defends the business acumen of the current Cabinet.

Jim Hopkins:

Is a rural raconteur who doesn't see the funny side of the failure of the Waimea Dam project plus he pokes a bit of borax in the direction of Jamie and 'Jetcinda'.

Doug Avery:

We track down Marlborough's Resilient Farmer before he departs on a month-long speaking tour to UK to spread the mental health gospel.

Georgia Twomey:

Rabobank's Sydney-based commodity analyst comments on the two-speed wool market which contrasts a poor strong wool market to that of record returns for fine wool.

James Shaw:


After being AWOL since May 31, the Green Party co-leader joins us to defend the findings of the Productivity Commission saying we won't go broke by saving the planet!

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