Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay took a look at a couple of big agricultural reports from MPI and MIA.
On with the show:
The former Cabinet Minister and Vice Chancellor of Massey University celebrates MPI releasing the Economic Update for the Primary Industries, which shows for the year-to-date that primary industries export revenue is tracking 4.5 per cent ($1.7 billion) higher than the previous year.
Pollyanna Penny, the most optimistic rural economist in the land, has changed banks but not his attitude! Today we get his prediction for tonight's GDT auction.
Is a North Otago farmer and former winner of the BFEAs who asks what do the coalition government, protesters and a nor-wester have in common?
The independent research commissioned by the Meat Industry Association and B+LNZ shows the meat processing and exporting sector and sheep and beef farmers collectively generates the following benefits for New Zealand:
• $12 billion in income annually
• More than 92,000 jobs, almost five percent of the full-time workforce
• Representing around a fifth of New Zealand's productive sector.
The former President of Hawkes Bay Federated Farmers laments ongoing drought and the lack of infrastructure investment in water storage.