Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay catches up with ASB's Nathan Penny for a look at the rural economy.

On with the show:

Nathan Guy:

National's Spokesperson on Agriculture looks at two big threats facing farming - the Queensland Fruit Fly and a potential Capital Gains Tax.

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Nathan Penny:

Is an ASB Rural Economist who agrees with his old boss Dominick Stephens' assessment on the positive state of the rural economy.

Jane Smith and Ele Ludemann:

Today's panel features two high profile North Otago farmers and the agenda is CGT and the book celebrating 50 years of Young Farmers.

Leon Clement:

The chief executive of the sharemarket darling, Canterbury-based Synlait Milk, comments on the company's expansion into the Waikato region and the state of the nation's dairy industry.

Listen below: