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.
Do the deeper pockets of foreign-owned - and sometimes sovereign-backed - companies present a better prospect of paying dairy farmers a better price for their milk?
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.
Locking trees up without the ability to manage them doesn't help the environment, or farmers - and current, ignorant legislation devalues trees in our landscapes.
The water situation has once again reached a Mexican stand-off, which could not only lead to buybacks if not handled carefully, but is already clearly hurting the diversity of our production, family farms and the sustainability our rural communities.