Today on The Country, Jamie and the team keep up to date with the latest developments in the National Party bust-up.
On with the show:
ASB's rural economist earns a new "Pessimistic Penny" moniker on today's show following his prediction of a 3 per cent drop in WMP prices in tonight's GDT auction. However the good news is New Zealand's primary industry export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billon for the year to June 2019, an increase of 2.5 per cent from 2018.
We catch up with Group MD of Carrfields, one of New Zealand's largest privately-owned agribusiness companies, in Dubai to talk about his recent whirlwind world tour to Madrid for the European Seed Congress and to the chaotic magnificence of India where the numbers around agriculture are mind-numbing.
We talk to a Wairarapa farmer and former Black Fern about her special place in New Zealand rugby history as the first woman to referee a first class rugby fixture, Thames Valley v King Country on September 15.
We preview the Hilux NZ Rural Games, the Norwood Rural Sports Awards and announce a change of venue and timing for the Running of the Wools - all happening in Palmy North on March 8, 9 and 10.