Today on The Country Jamie Mackay catches up with Ross Hyland who is launching his book Our Land Our People - In search of farming excellence at a glitzy party in Hamilton tonight.

On with the show:

Angus Hines:

Our Met Service forecaster says we could be heading for a drier than average October.

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Ross Hyland:

We catch up with the author of Our Land Our People - In search of farming excellence which tells the stories of leading 24 farming families, the length and breadth of New Zealand.

Jeremy Rookes and Jason Uden:

Today's panel features the two Farmer Js who can't agree on Donald Trump but can agree on the All Blacks' prospects in Pretoria.

Derek Bartlett:

Bayer New Zealand's Managing Director talks about his company's State of the Rural Nation Survey which finds farming less attractive as a career despite being viewed as a part of New Zealand's identity. Also, worryingly, rural dwellers are less likely to talk to health professionals and those aged 18-39 are feeling the most stressed.

Mark Stafford:

This week's $100 TAB sports bet of the week sees us backing the All Blacks and the Stags (unders).

Listen below: