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  1. Scott Alexander got hooked on growing daylilies for than 40 years ago. What started as a hobby has turned into Australia's largest mail-order daylily business. Read more
  2. In stark contrast to the disappointing end to the season in the eastern states, many WA grain farmers can expect to return a profit on what could have been a disastrous year.

  3. A review of the rules around contamination caused by GM crops is underway in WA and while organic farmers might be pleased, other farmers sense they are being unfairly targeted.

  4. A market-based scheme to help balance urban development and food production gains momentum in New South Wales.

  5. Around 11,000 tonnes of corn from WA's Ord Irrigation Scheme is bound for South Korea, after being loaded at the remote Kimberley port of Wyndham last week.

  6. Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest will add mangoes to his long list of interests when Minderoo Group's Brickhouse Station becomes one of the largest mango producers in Western Australia.

  7. While most houses in Mount Isa have a mango tree dripping with fruit for two months of the year, growing a commercial crop would be a lot harder.

  8. Efforts to eradicate hunger are stalling within the Asia-Pacific, with almost 500 million people in the region lacking access to sufficient food.

  9. Many growers from Australia's second largest sugar milling company are seething over a surprise decision to drop marketing body Queensland Sugar Limited.

  10. The validity of the Federal Government's backpacker tax is under fire, with the legislation now facing a legal challenge from an international tax firm.

  11. Trials of dryland cotton at Strathmore Station in Queensland's Gulf Country pave the way for the first large-scale commercial crop.

  12. While Victoria prepares to be lashed by extreme weather this weekend Tasmania is also expecting a decent downpour, but the state should escape serious flooding.

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