Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with NIWA weather forecaster Chris Brandolino who had news of some much-needed rain for farmers.
On with the show:
Niwa's weather guy says some much-needed rain is heading the way of the east coasts of both island.
The chief executive of Silver Fern Farms examines some of the huge issues the meat industry faces in keeping the processing plants open, workers safe and exports going.
The Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure talks about the role farming and the process industry has to play in the economic recovery post Covid-19. Plus he reinforces the absolute need that the productive sector is not "hobbled" by government.
The GM of PGG Wrightson Wool says his industry has basically gone into a four week hiatus on farm but they are looking at how to keep the export channels open.
We continue our look at the issues facing farmers in lockdown as the GM of PGG Wrightson Livestock updates us on the BIDR on-line selling platform for livestock transaction.