The depth of the east coast drought was borne out by ABARES figures that show this year's winter crop production is the lowest for a decade.
Retail fuel prices have failed to fall in line with the drop in international crude oil values over the past two months.
From Cape York to Wilson's Promontory, the east coast of Australia is expected to cop a dumping of rain this week.
Renewable energy has improved immensely in recent times and may provide opportunities for farming businesses to further diversify revenue streams.
There is no greater risk of nitrate poisoning from canola hay than there is from other high protein fodder products.
The leader of one of Australia's grains industry peak bodies is not concerned about Bayer's plans to shed 12,000 jobs.
Growers like the idea of the LTAP injection of capital into GrainCorp but are lukewarm over a rival proposal to split the business.
Seednet has been slugged with a million dollar penalty for making misleading claims about its Compass barley variety.