Corn prices in the US, a major driver of world values, have soared another 50 per cent over the past six weeks, meaning prices are double this time last year.
The long running court case between Advanta and farmers alleging their seed was contaminated with shattercane has taken another twist.
Farmers will have access to a potent new form of mouse bait, with double the amount of the active ingredient, zinc phosphide.
A Belgian farmer just thought moving an old stone market would make cropping easier, instead it caused a minor international incident.
There were no weak spots in a recent Rural Bank report on farmland prices, with national prices gaining 12.9pc and all states in the black.
There have been issues with mouse droppings contaminating recently harvested sorghum, while there has also been yield damage.