It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by Van Halen. Why? Because guest host Craig Cumming likes the song Jump.
On with the show:
Rabobank's GM Country Banking looks at the bank's latest farmer confidence survey and offers her 'state of the nation' for New Zealand agriculture.
We find the Minister for Primary Industries docking lambs in Central Hawkes Bay and we ponder the latest on the M Bovis outbreak and which way Winston will swing?
NIWA's Principal Weather Scientist dips his toes into the waters of American politics and the weather!
We journey to Kentucky to talk to a US farmer about the right to bear arms, the fallout from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and how you could be celebrating a Kiwi Thanks Giving Dinner in Lexington on November 23.
Fonterra's Chief Operating Officer Farm Source reviews last night's GDT auction which, somewhat surprisingly, resulted in a 2.4% decline in the price index and a 2.7% drop for whole milk powder.
Listen to the full interview in the Soundcloud embed below: