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After a tough few years, students are given something to smile about — an all-expenses-paid experience at Sydney's Royal Easter Show.

Humpty Doo Barramundi put on more staff and ordered 50 extra tonnes of ice to make sure its fish got to markets for the holiday.

Fortescue Metals and BHP reveal how much Tropical Cyclone Veronica has impacted their iron ore production.

Records fell over summer, even if rain didn't. So what has been the impact of the hot dry spell on the subtropical corner of NSW?

Former poppy growers in Tasmania may come back to the industry after a pay rise was struck and extra hectares to be planted.

The future of the dairy industry is up for discussion with industry leaders beginning consultation on an Australian dairy plan.

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Adani Australia says a Shorten government poses no risk to the company's proposed Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.

A former deer farmer has warned about the dangers of keeping male deer as pets, after a man was attacked and killed in Victoria.

Detectives arrest 11 people on 18 charges including trespassing, after protests at an abattoir and feedlot in March and April.

Tasmanian fishermen use the rod and reel to catch tuna for high-end restaurants on the mainland.

With an increasing international population and a focus on healthy eating, some horticulturalists are getting behind a fruit barely known to most of the country.

Orchardists welcome new supply deal between Coles and SPC, but worry the cheap cost of new products will hurt them.

Enthusiasts have discovered that at least 15 of Tasmania's 180 "giant trees" have been destroyed by summer bushfires.

Synoptic Chart

Updated: Monday 10:00pm
Todays Synoptic weather chart
A trough will deepen in the east, causing showers and storms for western QLD and NSW. A cold front will clip southern TAS and bring a few showers. A high in the south should bring a sunny and settled day elsewhere.

Satellite Photo

06:00 pm EDT
Cloud over northern WA to the southeast with a trough and cold front is producing showers and storms. Patchy cloud over southern parts of WA and SA, as well as along the QLD coast in onshore wind is casing a few coastal showers. Skies are clearer in the southwest under a high.

Rural Life

The first good rainfall that traditionally triggers the southern cropping season is known as the autumn break, but for the past few years the skies have refused to open.

Joey the "unicorn sheep" was destined to become food, before a South Australian stock agent gave him a new lease on life.

In St Helens, a tourist hotspot on Tasmania's east coast, locals say job opportunities for young people are limited.

The privatisation of Victoria's power industry in the 1990s led to widespread job losses and the impact is still being felt.

When bushfires die down, they don't just suddenly go out. That's a job for the mop-up crews — unseen heroes of bushfire season.

When Tim Carmody's four children all decided they wanted to work in agriculture, he realised he needed to make some changes.

Frank and Sam Amato may have recently sold their citrus farm in the Riverina, but you can hardly call them 'retired'.

The dazzling colours of Australia's other Phillip Island are caused by grazing animals across two centuries.