Groups against genetic modification continue to lobby Australian politicians to stop controversial amendments to the Gene Technology Act.
Soilborne disease courses being held across Australia's grain growing regions will provide the latest information to local agronomists, enabling them to help growers minimise production losses on-farm.
The drought has bitten the cotton industry hard, with total production set to drop to its smallest level in a decade.
A climate scientist has said that one cool spring or a hot spell 100 years are not proof climate change is not happening.
The big picture remains one of ample global wheat supplies and competition between exporters to clear their stocks.
Threat from ill-informed public perceptions to Western Australia agriculture's continued use of the herbicide glyphosate is not going away "anytime soon", according to Katherine Delbridge from CropLife Australia.
Australia and Canada are traditionally seen as rivals for market share in the pulse industry, but there is scope for collaboration.
York farmer Rhys Turton, like many, is expecting below-average yields for his mixed cropping operation this season.
A WA farmer and grain exporter is calling for more pulses to be planted in the west, which he says will boost productivity for all crops.
Farmers who need their faith restored that it will ever rain again need look no further than the Mallee, where prospects have turned around.