The Gauge: Grain farmer Peter Mailler says a high emissions reduction target is the key to compelling adequate funding for agricultural stewardship programs.
Melinda Pavey's decision to enforce the pumping embargo with no concessions would have let more water downstream, hence the irony in the Greens' position.
When the government makes its decision later this year, it won't just be making a decision about whether to give the go ahead to a new mine, but also a decision about the future of agriculture on the Breeza Plain.
The early response from the Buy from the Bush campaign demonstrates the power of our purchasing decisions and how people in metropolitan areas really can make a difference - and not just during times of drought.
The ability to produce a grain crop with limited moisture could be at threat with the increasingly negative perceptions towards glyphosate.
In the short term, reduced US tariffs, our lower supply and our strong domestic prices, will make it hard to maintain market share in Japan.