WA wheat yields are estimated to be 40 per cent lower than last year.
Whether or not climate risk insurance can help farmers manage periods of drought was a hot topic at a recent Horsham meeting.
The government's drought resilience plan has won praise , but the communications about the plan's process have been less well received.
Groups against genetic modification continue to lobby Australian politicians to stop controversial amendments to the Gene Technology Act.
The drought has bitten the cotton industry hard, with total production set to drop to its smallest level in a decade.
A climate scientist has said that one cool spring or a hot spell 100 years are not proof climate change is not happening.
The big picture remains one of ample global wheat supplies and competition between exporters to clear their stocks.
Climate change is more than just an ethical issue - how it is managed by business has scope to have serious financial risks and rewards.
Farmer selling has picked up over the past week as the 2019 harvest gathers momentum in the southern grain-growing regions.
Australia and Canada are traditionally seen as rivals for market share in the pulse industry, but there is scope for collaboration.