This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay catches up with Emma Higgins to find out why Rabobank dropped its forecast 2018-19 milk price and asks Jim Hopkins to name his Ag person of the year.
This week's top interviews are:
The chairman of the highly-successful Waikato-based Tatua Dairy Co-operative (aka the little co-op that could) looks at the way forward for the New Zealand dairy industry and says he has plenty of faith in Fonterra.
Dr Doug Edmeades:
Is a Hamilton-based soil scientist who takes Greenpeace to task over its attacks on the fertiliser industry and the use of nitrogen fertilisers.
The Minister of Agriculture looks back on the 2018 farming year and forward to better biosecurity at our borders.
Is a rural raconteur who pokes some borax at 2018 plus he names his Ag Person and Politician of the Year.
Rabobank's Dairy Analyst explains why the bank has dropped its forecast 2018-19 milk price down to $6.25.
The Deputy PM (and our Politician of the Year) joins us for his final "I told you so" session of 2018.