Australian canola production will dip below 2 million tonnes for the first time since 2009-10 but some farmers have good harvest reports.
Burdekin cane growers are challenging the big stick approach to fertiliser use in the cane industry.
China's investigation into alleged dumping by Australian barley exporters is set to continue until May.
Whether or not climate risk insurance can help farmers manage periods of drought was a hot topic at a recent Horsham meeting.
Groups against genetic modification continue to lobby Australian politicians to stop controversial amendments to the Gene Technology Act.
The drought has bitten the cotton industry hard, with total production set to drop to its smallest level in a decade.
The sale of Etta Plains at Julia Creek for just under $25 million has been hailed as the much-needed agenda setter north west Queensland's embryonic irrigated agriculture industry needs.