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Rabobank Best of The Country

Rabobank Best of The Country
Dr Rowarth, Hunter McGregor, Sir Eion Edgar, Emma Higgins, Geoff Ross, Jacinda Ardern.

This week's top interviews were: Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: One of New Zealand's leading farming academics talked about regenerative agriculture and why climate change was an unintended consequence of fossil fuel use.Our Shanghai-based correspondent explained why New Zealand exporters were facing increasing scrutiny getting produce into China.We talked to the owner (alongside his wife Justine) of Lake Hawea Station - a 6,500 ha station running 10,000 Merinos and 200 Angus cows - about being named as New Zealand's first certified carbon positive farm.This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Rabobank's senior dairy analyst Emma Higgins, to look at the bank's latest Dairy Seasonal Outlook report.

RaboResearch's senior dairy analyst had great news for dairy farmers, with the bank's latest Dairy Seasonal Outlook report forecasting a farmgate milk price of $7-60kg/MS for the 2021/22 season.The Prime Minister commented on regenerative agriculture, carbon positive farming, National Party claims of a segregated health system and the media ranking her Cabinet's performance.

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