With farmers and sugar millers facing financial ruin, the Australian Government is pursuing India over export subsidies that have led to a plunge in global sugar prices.
Drought conditions are proving to be so difficult for many people they are being overwhelmed by the challenges they face.
The plight and stories of hardship from the Australian bush have made it all the way to the halls of Buckingham Palace, with a message and donation from the Queen to Australia's farmers.
In the latest move in the US-China trade war, the American government has announced it will spend $12 billion dollars to help farmers cope with huge tariff increases, but Australia's national farm lobby group says this will hurt farmers in this country.
The beef sector's contribution to Farm Management Deposits has skyrocketed by 50 per cent in the last three years in anticipation for tough times.
Forget steel's $545 million and having Greg Norman going in to swing for you. Australia is counting the cost of a lost billion-dollar chickpea market.