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  1. Strawberry sales bounce back after a week that featured dumped strawberries, social media-driven strawberry recipe campaigns and strong support for the industry from state and federal leaders.

  2. Bushfires could travel underground through the root system of vegetation across parched parts of Queensland in coming days, the Rural Fire Service warns, leading to "pop up" fires as most of the state faces a very high fire danger and a total fire ban across the state's south-east.

  3. Rising temperatures, dry air and moderate to fresh south-westerly winds means Queenslanders should be on very high alert over coming days, with bushfires likely to ignite and spread quickly in these conditions.

  4. Preserving Aboriginal heritage through video games - that's the next frontier according to 'virtual jedi' Brett Leavy.
  5. Using virtual reality and video games to bring Aboriginal culture to life is the next frontier, according to 'virtual Jedi' Brett Leavy.

  6. The industry says "some authoritative spokespeople" along with "sometimes hysterical media" had damaged the industry and cost growers millions of dollars.

  7. They're the tractors you know and love: old Fordsons, Chamberlains, John Deeres and Nuffields, except on steroids.
  8. They call it tractor pulling but it's a bit like a visit to the speedway for revhead farmers.

  9. Dan Elborne coped with emotional and physical fatigue for two days on a unique endurance art project aimed at raising awareness about grim global suicide numbers.

  10. The Queensland Government is set to grant a blanket exclusion from right to information requests on a new multi-million-dollar mining and gas rehabilitation fund — going against the advice of the information watchdog.

  11. A call to use environmental water to help drought-affected farmers has been rekindled by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, but his own colleagues are ruling out the idea.

  12. The Supreme Court awards the Wagner family $3.75 million in damages after finding Alan Jones, 2GB and 4BC defamed the family after broadcasting allegations they were responsible for the deaths of 12 people in the 2011 Grantham floods.

  13. A new report has laid out a grim forecast for east coast crop production, but rains have saved the day in Western Australia.

  14. After almost 100 years of dairying, the combination of low farm-gate milk prices and the drought has forced a Darling Downs farmer to pull the pin.

  15. This week Felton dairy farmer Rowan Mengel sent another truck of cows to the meatworks — a last ditch effort to boost his cash flow as the cost of fodder continues to soar.
  16. One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson flies to outback Queensland for politics and prize-fighting.

  17. An innovative technology in the Australian cotton industry — the use of biodegradable film to trap warmth from the sun to help seedlings grow faster — is gaining a foothold overseas.

  18. Every week this group of octogenarians attends a gymnastics class in Toowoomba.
  19. It's not about building muscles for this group of octogenarians who are taking gymnastics classes.

  20. How do you know if the Aussie-branded meat you are eating overseas is really Australian? Technology is being developed to tell you with a click of a button.

  21. The Productivity Commission's draft report into the Basin Plan's implementation has highlighted a number of significant risks to its full implementation.

  22. Australia's new drought envoy Barnaby Joyce wants water being held for the environment to be given to farmers to grow feed crops for livestock.

  23. It may not have ended the drought that has crippled much of the nation, but some of our farmers are feeling something they haven't touched for a long time — rain.