Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor about pine trees taking over New Zealand.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

We take the Minister of Agriculture to task about quarantining at our borders and what is he doing to prevent us becoming the proverbial pine plantation of the South Pacific.

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Dr. Jake Smith:

We yarn to a Ruawai sheep and beef farmer and Kaipara District mayor about how the western flank of Northland attempts to recover from one of the worst droughts on record.

Cameron Bagrie:

Is an Independent Economist who talks about the real fallout and cost of Covid-19 and whether some countries are going to have no choice but to let it run its course.

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:

One of New Zealand's leading farming academics was told at university there were three routes to farm ownership - patrimony, matrimony or parsimony. None are easy or without risk. Just like farming.

Peter Newbold:

The GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate takes his monthly look at rural market.

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