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  1. Every drought is different, but the Bureau of Meteorology says when it comes to two-to-three year droughts the Murray-Darling Basin is now suffering its worst.

  2. Southern Highlands honey producers are in a fight to keep their bees alive as the drought depletes flowering eucalypts that provide nectar.
  3. One of Australia's biggest table grape companies is threatening to rip up vines and scrap its million-dollar plan to expand in the Northern Territory.

  4. A grape farm in Ti Tree, north of Alice Springs, has planted 8,000 new vines, with the hope the vines will produce crop as soon as next year.
  5. Beekeepers in New South Wales are hand-feeding their hives as the drought cripples the bees' ability to make honey, with a shortage expected to sting consumers at the checkout.

  6. Sixty years ago it would have been difficult to find a home in Australia without a millet broom. Now, as an industry dies around them, two men are refusing to be brushed aside by the passage of time.

  7. Australian-produced prosecco and feta cheese are in a battle to retain their names as European farmers push for Champagne-style protections.

  8. Federal Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has confirmed an audit was started into water efficiency projects by major agribusiness just before an ABC investigation.

  9. It's been 55 years since Geoff Prime was diagnosed with Bell's palsy and told he wouldn't work on the family farm again. He's now retiring from the farm, aged 94.

  10. Refusing to buckle under the pressure of the drought, these NSW farmers make a conscious decision to stay positive — with the help of 'skipping, snoring' pigs, children and faith.

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