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  1. A new initiative to stop shoppers squeezing avocados to test ripeness results in a halving of bruised fruit and higher avocado sales.

  2. Simplot, the largest Australian manufacturer of frozen vegetables, does not expect any backlash to the local product in the wake of the latest potential listeria outbreak in frozen vegetables from overseas.

  3. The man at the centre of a wool industry scandal could be forced to relinquish his role if the recommendations from an independent review are implemented.

  4. Scientists and commercial fishermen say Australia's rollout of a carp virus is being rushed through, risking relationships with international trading partners.

  5. A director of an embattled wool body demands an immediate retraction, following a lobby group's submission to a review of her organisation's conduct.

  6. Graziers say unexplained pasture dieback has become a 'creeping cancer' and is moving into some of Queensland's best cattle country, yet researchers are still clueless about what is causing it.

  7. By sharing their favourite childhood stories with their own children, parents can help boost their kids' engagement with the text — and support a lifelong love of reading.

  8. A small rural community raised money to fix its maternity services destroyed in floods, but are told services will not return.

  9. Billions of dollars are being spent on infrastructure and environmental water to save the Murray-Darling Basin environment.
  10. Listen to Cassie Hough's report on the Murray Cod in the Murray-Darling Basin in Queensland.
  11. Listen to Tom Nancarrow's report on environmental water use on the Chowilla Floodplains.
  12. Listen to Cherie von Herchner's report on environmental water use at Hattah Lakes.
  13. Listen to Warwick Long's report on environmental water use in the Gunbower Forest.
  14. Billions of dollars are being spent on infrastructure and environmental water to save the Murray-Darling Basin environment. Is it working?

  15. It's known as "the Long Paddock" — an iconic network of travelling stock routes made famous by Australia's bush poets. But cattle drovers say these livestock highways are falling into disrepair.

  16. When Prudence Melom arrived in Australia, she knew only one word of English. Now she hopes to share the stories of refugees throughout regional Australian schools.

  17. The Queensland Law Reform Commission is about to hand down its report examining whether to decriminalise abortion, amid a strong push for change within the Labor State Government.

  18. A former CSIRO scientist accuses the MDBA of "interfering" in his research around the time environmental goals were being developed for the Basin Plan.

  19. Cherbourg marching girls get back together to remember when they forged a path from the southern Queensland Aboriginal community to a national competition in Melbourne.

  20. Alpaca producers from across Australia are joining forces to begin shipping out record volumes of fleece to China.

  21. A former Toowoomba cotton farmer turned avid tractor collector says he has been overwhelmed by a massive turnout as he sells everything in his collection to the highest bidder.

  22. A city on Queensland's Darling Downs sees a rise in new arrivals as an ancient people write a new history in regional Australia.

  23. Described as a historic case, the Supreme Court in Brisbane grants a Toowoomba woman the right to use her dead boyfriend's sperm to have a baby, after he took his own life in 2016.

  24. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority's latest research, released today, finds of a 37 per cent decline in farm sector jobs, only 7 per cent were the result of the Basin Plan.

  25. They're supposed to be far away at this time of year, so why has a colony of 8,000 little red flying foxes settled in the trees above a cold inland Queensland community?

  26. Queensland students from small schools connect with their peers in Toowoomba for an annual event aiming to get over their isolation through song.

  27. Electricity customers in regional Queensland should be able to save $300 a year through retail competition, Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says as she likens the Premier to the Sheriff of Nottingham.