The 2021 rural contracting season is completed and will go down in history as one of the most challenging in history. The fact that specialist big machinery operators from the northern hemisphere were unable to get into NZ left contractors with the dilemma of not having experienced operators to bring in the harvest. Rural Contractors NZ CEO Roger Parton says contractors have been working 18 hour days just to try and get the job done. He says the stress is making many consider getting out of the industry.