Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Roland Fumasi from Rabobank for a chat about New Zealand kiwifruit cracking the US market.

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM ponders what to do with a $7.5 billion surplus and we ask if it's a true reflection of the sate of the economy with business and farming confidence at low ebbs. We also ask why forestry is so much more fashionable than farming.

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Andy Thompson and Craig Wiggins:

Today's panel features a former West Coast cow cocky and a Mid Canterbury cowboy as we ponder water submissions, banks playing hard ball, the battle for M. bovis compensation, DIRA submissions and what Jacinda should spend her surplus on.

Roland Fumasi:

Is a Californian-based Rabobank Senior Horticulture Analyst who comments on New Zealand Kiwifruit claiming its place in the US market and why California is the fruit bowl of the nation.

Listen below: