Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay had more questions for Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor from the nation's worried farmers.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

The Minister of Agriculture took questions from the nation's worried farmers on the eve of an unprecedented four week lockdown for all but essential industries.


Tim Hunt:

Rabobank's Head of Research (Aust and NZ) discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on the New Zealand ag sector and he does some crystal ball gazing around the timing of an economic recovery.

Tim Ritchie:

The chief executive of Meat Industry Association says it all shoulders to the wheel to keep our meat processing plants open and operating but not at the expense of the workers.

Sir Henry van der Heyden and Mark Townshend:

Today's panel features two of New Zealand's leading farming figures and their message is as follows: Don't panic. A reset about how we think about agriculture is coming. Banks need to play ball. The importance of food and cashflow.

Listen below: