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Patchy low cloud in the east and southern parts of TAS under a high pressure ridge is only bringing some light patchy showers. Skies are clearer in drier air in the north and west.

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Hughenden students find their green thumbs in kitchen garden despite the drought

15:30 EST

There have been a few hiccups along the way but the school garden at St Francis' Primary School in Hughenden continues to grow despite the on-going drought.

Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan

15:29 EST

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected farmers about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.

Farmers want more Federal Government enticements to insure crops against natural disasters

12:17 EST

Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.