Damien O'Connor's Insights On Policy, Biosecurity + Future Farming
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Damien O'Connor's Insights On Policy, Biosecurity + Future Farming

Former Ag Minister and opposition Ag Spokesperson Damien O'Connor talks to Dom about the myriad challenges facing New Zealand's agricultural sector live from Mystery Creek.

O'Connor discusses the importance of reducing methane emissions and how market forces and cooperatives safeguard farmers' interests as well as touching on evolving attitudes towards regulation within the farming community and his concern about cutbacks in biosecurity funding within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

He also touches on the Mycoplasma Bovis outbreak, underscoring the economic threats posed by reduced biosecurity measures.

Listen to the full chat between Damien O'Connor and Dominic George above.

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