Joyce breaks ranks with government policy to argue for regional constituents who rank among most disadvantaged in the country.
Opinion: Government summit meeting sheds light on the bush, but risks being seen as a hollow gesture.
Binnaway farmer Kym Monkton said while he appreciated all "the little bits and pieces" of support governments offered farmers doing it tough, he wanted to see a more "permanent fix".
The PM has pledged to set up a new parliamentary committee to examine the future needs of rural and regional Australia.
Industry welcomes lawmakers' response to animal activists, but urges judiciary to make punishment fit the crime.
Call for southern Basin review of water trade entitlement grows after Victoria puts moratorium on new licences below Barmah Choke.
Canegrowers, millers are struggling in a depressed global market as India's export subsidies lower prices.