Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Diana Greer, the woman behind "The Collective Hug" which saw her organise 1200 goody bags for drought-affected farmers.
On with the show:
It's our Country Countdown to the Election and today it's the turn of the Greens' co-leader to get a fair hearing about his party's agriculture policies.
We ask an independent economist whether the election will be fought on Covid or the economy? Plus we look at record equity and housing markets and what sub 2 per cent interest rates means for these asset prices?
Is a Central Hawkes Bay farmer who was the Local Hero winner at the NZ Food Heroes Awards, held last week, off the back of her "Collective Hug" which saw her organise 1200 goody bags for drought-affected farmers.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:
One of New Zealand's leading farming academics, and the voice of reason, says if we treated food as a global resource, the GHG associated could be allocated against people fed, rather than the number of people in the country producing that food.
Andy Thompson and Craig Wiggins:
Today's panel ponders AgFest, IHC, weather, horses and Ag Mental Health Week.