Today The Country looks into Rabobank's latest Rural Confidence Survey that shows farmers' confidence has tumbled 41 per cent in the past six months.
On with the show:
Rabobank's GM for Country Banking talks about the banks latest farmer confidence survey which has seen confidence fall sharply from record highs, with concerns over government policies the main reason cited.
The chief executive of Fieldays looks forward to next year's 50th Fieldays plus he talks about this recent stint to Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover where there were 2800 exhibitors and 450,000 visitors, including more than 100,000 from outside Germany.
The voice behind the FMG Young Farmer Competition (or is it a Contest?), also looks forward to blowing out 50 candles in Invercargill in July. Plus we get sidetracked talking about dead elephants.
Barbara Kuriger and Sarah von Dadelszen:
Today's panel features two high profile women in agriculture as we talk about water (or the lack of) around the country and how the government is dropping the ball on water harvesting.
Is a rural raconteur who sings the praises of Shane Jones, wonders where Winston is, and gives snooty British conservationist Sir Tim Smit his pedigree about the water quality of the Avon river.