Auctioneer Ian Sharp has been selling Australian agricultural products to the highest bidder since 1968, and he's never seen demand like this before.
- by Jonathan Barrett
The outlook for early decent rains that would ease the drought and elevated bushfire risks over eastern Australia is dimming even as the chance of an El Nino appears to be receding, climate models suggest.
- by Peter Hannam
Fruit growers have called for clearer and better co-ordinated public warnings about isolated heath risks from food safety authorities to avoid sparking "hysteria".
- by Patrick Hatch & Darren Gray
The lamb man swaps sausages for strawberries as Aussies rally to help farmers stricken by the needle contamination crisis.
- by Jenny Noyes
The sabotage of our strawberry industry is as flummoxing as it is despicable. It shows a level of recklessness in the community that we haven’t seen before.
- by Madonna King
NSW detectives believe all the incidents of fruit contamination in the state have been the work of copycats and pranksters and have vowed offenders will feel the full weight of the law.
- by Hannah Higgins
"Keep buying strawberries. If you are scared, cut them up. But don't cut them out," says strawberry grower Asaf Bar-Shalom.
- by Tim Barlass
The Prime Minister said anyone tampering with fruit was a "coward and a grub".
- by Fergus Hunter, Darren Gray & Fleta Page
The latest claims of a Queensland schoolgirl biting into a strawberry were false.
- by Felicity Caldwell
The video shows tonnes of strawberries being dumped, as the Queensland Premier announces a $1 million fund to counter sabotage.
- by Lucy Stone & Felicity Caldwell
What started as a single act of "commercial terrorism" has brought a multimillion-dollar industry to its knees, Queensland growers say.
- by Latika Bourke