This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with chief executive of Rabobank, Todd Charteris who reviewed his bank's March Agribusiness Monthly report.
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Dr. Jacqueline Rowarth:
One of New Zealand's leading farming academics takes the gloves off and lands a right hook on the Vegan Society which said "people wouldn't even have to give up flying ,or petrol cars, if everyone gave up meat and dairy".
Fonterra 's chief executive kicks off The Country with some (relatively) good news - a 1.2 per cent drop in the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight - against a backdrop of tumbling world commodity prices (WMP 0.5 per cent, SMP -3.2 per cent, AMF -1.7 per cent, Butter 1 per cent, BMP -4.8 per cent and Cheese -4.7 per cent).
The PM ponders the government's response to Coronavirus and drought, OCR cuts, the possibility of recession, Shane Jones and we get her thoughts on Super Tuesday.
The chief executive of Rabobank reviews his bank's March Agribusiness Monthly report which is dominated, unsurprisingly, by coronavirus and drought and the effects both are having on farming.
The founder of boutique Kiwi dairy company Lewis Road Creamery celebrates cracking the US market with his grass-fed, GMO-free butter saying the yellow colour is a big selling point.
Is an outspoken North Otago farmer who proffers 2020 reasons why no New Zealander can afford to give the Green Party any more power on September 19.