Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay gets an update on the battle against Mycoplasma bovis from MPI's Geoff Gwyn.
On with the show:
Today we find the Minister of Agriculture at day two of the NZ Agricultural Climate Change Conference in Palmerston North, where we defends Jacinda and Grant and blames the Nats for the demise of Telford and Taratahi.
New Zealand's Special Trade Envoy talks Brexit, good foreign investment, the labour shortage in our apple and kiwifruit orchards and why water storage is so essential to regions such as Hawkes Bay and Tasman.
Chelsea Millar and Chanelle O'Sullivan:
Today's panel features two high-profile influencers in agriculture. One the founder of Grass Roots Media and the Ag Women Global, the other the founder of the Farming Mums NZ Facebook page. Both are heading to Christchurch for the BOMA Grow 2019 Agri-Summit over the next two days.
MPI's Director of Response for M. bovis talks about the new National Plan to fight the cattle disease and the associated new classifications, farmer discontent about the disinfection process on infected properties, a Southland farmer before the courts and why we still don't know how the disease got here.