Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to Sank Macfarlane, who has started harvesting at New Zealand's largest commercial medical cannabis crop on his Winterborn farm on the coast of Kēkerengū.
On with the show:
The Christchurch farm accountant went back in time to 1991 to compare the fortunes of sheep and beef farmers in the intervening 30 years. Plus, we looked at the relative returns from dairy, horticulture, forestry and sheep/beef.
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We talked to one of the brothers (the other, Winston, was a Team NZ grinder in 2003 and 2007) about the harvest of New Zealand's biggest medical cannabis crop (10 hectares) in Kēkerengu, halfway between Kaikōura and Blenheim.
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