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  1. The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand.

  2. South Australia strengthens its import requirements, following the discovery of fruit fly larvae in four consignments of Queensland mangoes during the summer harvest.

  3. Central Darling Downs irrigators agree to cut their water allocation in half in the largest water buyback seen in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  4. Thousands of rockmelons have been left to rot in paddocks near Geraldton on the Western Australian coast as record low prices and lost markets mean they are simply not worth picking.

  5. A Goulburn Valley orchardist rediscovers his passion for fruit growing after learning of the many advantages of producing gold kiwi fruit.

  6. Seeding is underway in pockets of the grain-growing region across Western Australia for what is expected to be a drier than average season — but farmers are optimistic this year will be better than 2017.

  7. A flourishing mango plantation is still producing fruit a month after the major producers finished up — and far from the tropics, in this southern Western Australian town.

  8. Strawberry growers say plans for Australia's largest hydroponic strawberry glasshouse, planned for Victoria, will oversaturate an already crowded market.

  9. Australia exports more than $1 billion worth of wine to China in a 12-month period for the first time, as export records continue to be broken.

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