This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay catches up with Michael Every for a look at how the US midterm elections could affect Kiwi agriculture, and asks newly-elected Fonterra director Leonie Guiney if she's an activist. Rowena Duncum hosts today's show.
This week's top interviews are:
We catch up with a leading Bay of Plenty farmer, and the chairman-designate of Zespri , in China where he's promoting kiwifruit at a huge trade expo.
Is a former Labour Cabinet Minister and VC of Massey University who talks about the agribusiness hub of New Zealand the rise and rise of Jacinda Ardern.
Dr Alix Barclay:
MPI's Intelligence Manager for the M.bovis response updates the encouraging progress in the battle against the cattle disease as the bulk milk testing program nears its final stage.
The marketing guru behind Lewis Road Creamery has formed a joint venture with Southern Pastures and Westland Milk Products to market high-end New Zealand butter into the USA with Houston and Los Angeles being the first ports of call.
After a disastrous year at Head Office, Fonterra farmer shareholders have voted with their boot and the result is the return of a director some have described as an activist and a renegade. We ask her if she's either?
We track down Rabobank's Asia Pacific Strategist who's in the country this week presenting at client functions on implications of current global political and economic conditions, including the US mid-term elections, for the New Zealand agricultural sector.