Today on The Country, Rowena Duncum looks at creative ways of combating the purchase of good farmland for Carbon Credits.
On with the show:
Monday's resident weather expert brings much-awaited news for the drier parts of New Zealand and gives us a sneak peek of what to expect in July.
We hear from a King Country Sheep and Beef Farmer on a creative crusade to combat good farmland being turned into forestry.
Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:
Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky, both affected by drought, who give their opinion on whether increased government funding for farmers will make a positive impact.
With international travel blocked for the foreseeable future, there's a way to instead see a variety of farming operations in style, and with good banter thrown in too, with the 2020 North and South Island farming tours in November.
The Labour List MP encourages domestic tourists to 'book direct' with accommodation providers to prevent money going offshore, and looks at the forestry conversion issue.