'I make no apologies for being really tough on biosecurity issues' - MP Damien O'Connor

Rural Exchange 09/09/2018

Every fortnight, Rural Exchange talks to Minister for Agriculture Damien O'Connor about the biggest issues in farming.

Today, they discuss the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund, better climate change education thanks to Extension Services funding and Wool Summit outcomes.

Mr O'Connor explains how the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund, launching in October, invests to grow New Zealand's food and fibre sectors sustainably and support a thriving economy.

He also talks about his stance on coming down tough on biosecurity.

"I make no apologies for being really tough on biosecurity issues," Mr O'Connor told RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange.

Watch the full interview with Damien O'Connor above.

Rural Exchange with Hamish McKay, Sarah Perriam and Richard Loe, 5-7am Saturday and Sunday on RadioLIVE with Carter’s Tyre Service. Click here for all the ways to watch and listen.

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