Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay was rather annoyed to learn that Executive Producer Rowena Duncum has front row seats to the Eagles concert this weekend in Dunedin.

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM ponders the merits of a Capital Gains Tax - particularly in relation to how it might play out for farming and small businesses.


Dr. Robyn Dynes:

Is a Science Impact Leader - Farm Systems and Environment - from AgResearch, who's just back from New Orleans where the Weed Science Society of America discussed controversial issues such as urban creep into our best farm land and feeding the world without glyphosate.

Chris Brandolino:

NIWA's weather forecaster has little by way of good news for farmers suffering from the extended dry period affecting much of the country.

Mary Ledman:

Is a US-based Rabobank Global Dairy Strategist, who's in NZ this week presenting at bank events. Today we discuss slowing US and European dairy production and how it will positively affect New Zealand farmers.

Andy Thompson:

Is a former West Coast cow cocky who comments on regulation for the stock agent industry and a court case in Southland over the potential introduction of M.bovis.

Listen below: