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  1. Billions of dollars has gone to farmers during the drought this year. But has the money been well spent? Or is it a case of spending good money after bad?

  2. Almost half a metre of rain drenches Noosa Heads on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, as the sodden weekend across the state's south-east delivers some remarkable rainfall totals.

  3. Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa says that two-thirds of Australia's food relies upon bee pollination. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds that to be overstated.

  4. A sugar producer in Queensland plans to plant 4,000 hectares of blue agave on the Atherton Tablelands as part of a biomass refinery project.

  5. Russian wheat aphid has been discovered in a wheat crop at Coonabarabran, in the latest round of bad news for cereal farmers in the eastern states.

  6. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, which was controversially awarded a $440 million grant by the Federal Government, is looking to raise almost double that to help the reef and will review its climate change policy after dire warnings from the United Nations.

  7. Did you ever come up with a scheme to earn a bit of pocket money as a kid? Well 12-year-old Charlie Toll from Cressy in north-east Tasmania is certainly pulling in more than just loose change on the family farm. He's leased a hectare and a half of land from his dad Rob and planted out pumpkin vines. He's harvested 30 tonnes of pumpkins and pocketed $7,000 for his efforts. Reporter Laurissa Smith catches up with this budding pumpkin entrepreneur as he and his dad prepare the ground for this year's summer crops.
  8. Nearly a month since a strawberry with a needle in it was reported to police, authorities have not revealed the source of the initial contamination.

  9. Avocado supply in Australia has skyrocketed, meaning the much-loved smashed avo could become a little more affordable.

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