He’s known as the ‘minister for everything’ in the new Labour-led Government.
Two of the key portfolios, which David Parker oversees, will have a big impact on the farming sector over the next few years – namely Environment and Trade.
Fairly or unfairly, he has been referred as an antagonist in the agriculture sector so the Rural Exchange talked with David Parker to find out how he proposes to get alongside the sector, his priorites in these roles and the likely outcomes.
He also discusses agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme and the benefits of his final CPTPP agreement.
Watch the full interview with David Parker above.