As our food production becomes more geographically concentrated around irrigation, greater water security is required.
The view out my back door is of a very wet garden, but farmers would hope policymakers in Alice Street are not confining themselves to looking at Brisbane's Botanic Gardens.
There are continued signs of strength in Queensland's property market, particularly in regional areas.
News Corp and Australia Post are cutting services to rural and regional areas at a time when they need them most.
The Gap Year campaign aims not only establish horticulture as gap year option but a rewarding career path.
If you listen carefully this week, alongside the deafening roar of frogs, floodwater, pumps and farmers dancing, you can hear a distinctive tapping sound.