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:

Chris Brandolino:

Niwa's weather guy says some much-needed rain is heading the way of the east coasts of both island.

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Simon Limmer:

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.

Shane Jones:

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.

Grant Edwards:

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.

Peter Moore:

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.

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