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  1. Researchers hope millet crops could help farmers battling dry conditions while also helping to tackle global obesity and malnourishment.

  2. NSW mid north coast blueberry farmers taste success with a low sugar jam.

  3. It took 13 years to complete and involved scientists from 20 countries, but in a major global breakthrough the mapping of wheat's genome sequence offers new hope for allergy sufferers and global food security.

  4. A rural Victorian community has started a global campaign to stop water being extracted from its local water table for bottling.

  5. Not having to iron a cotton shirt, which also sheds biodegradable fibre in the environment rather than synthetics when washed, could become a reality in the future with a new CSIRO project underway.

  6. Shoppers are being warned the cost of vegetables like lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower could soar next year if farmers in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane, do not get a decent downpour soon.

  7. Farmers are being asked to put aside their prejudices and consider an alternative to animal manure and other fertilisers — biosolids, also known as human waste.

  8. Australians are one step closer to seeing locally grown black sesame seed products on supermarket shelves, with the first commercial crop harvested in Queensland.

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