This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay talked about Rabobank's latest Farmer Confidence Survey with the bank's chief executive Todd Charteris.

This week's top interviews were:

Mike Petersen:

We farewell New Zealand's Special Agricultural Trade Envoy after six years on the world stage representing Kiwi farmers.

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Dr. Jacqueline Rowarth:

We ask one of New Zealand's leading farming academics - is organic food chemical free, healthier and better for the environment?

Julia Jones:

The Head of Analytics for NZX Agri reflects on her time in Dunedin for the New Zealand Agriculture 2050 - Pathways of Innovation Symposium.

Winston Peters:

From our believe-it-or-not file, the Deputy PM and New Zealand First leader says continuing net-negative farmer confidence is the fault of The Country Host not the Government!

Jane Smith:

Is a North Otago farmer and former BFEA winner who runs the cast of 2019 through her drafting gate and tells us who she would cull and who she would breed from.

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Todd Charteris:

Rabobank's chief executive comments on the bank's 2019 fourth-quarter Farmer Confidence Survey which has seen sentiment rebound strongly, fueled by stronger commodity prices, but despite that it still remains at a net negative 12 per cent (improving from last quarter's -33 per cent).

Listen below: