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

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This week's top interviews were:

Sir Brian Lochore:


Our Roving North Island Farming Ambassador remembers September 11, 2001, and looks back on some tough times down on the farm.

Winston Peters:

Because today is effectively our 9/11 we ask the Deputy PM to take a trip down memory lane in today's political-free zone to reflect on the most momentous events and world leaders since WWII.

Todd Charteris:

Rabobank's September Agribusiness Monthly Report due for publication later this week paints a largely positive picture for the NZ primary industry sector, but with some notable headwinds in the form of climate, disease and Donald Trump.

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".

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.

Listen below: