Today on The Country Jamie Mackay investigates Fonterra's loss of $196 million.

On with the show:

Sir Peter Gluckman:

We ask the PM's outgoing Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, about his comments suggesting it was time for a public debate on the use of GMOs to combat GHG emissions, by fighting climate change with GE grasses.


John Monaghan:

Fonterra's new chairman comments on an annual result that has disappointed farmers, shareholders and Shane Jones alike – who reckons Fonterra's "top earners don't deserve the minimum wage".

Katie Milne:

The President of Federated Farmers comes out of her enforced internment in the milking shed to address the two big issues of the day – Fonterra's annual result and the use, or otherwise, of GMOs to combat climate change.

Tony Laker:

It's your last chance to join us on our Southern USA Farming and Sightseeing Tour, departing Nov 7, with the close off at noon tomorrow.

Craig Carr:

Carrfields Group Managing Director looks at the state of the farming nation from an agri-business company's point of view.

Simon Bridges:


We ask the MP for Tauranga if the former MP for Tauranga is running the country?

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