THROUGH storms, droughts, price pressures and workforce challenges, the NewsMail has been there to witness and share the realities of life as a farmer in the region.

Along with our specialist agriculture publication, Rural Weekly, we have told the stories of the families on the land as they gamble with the elements in their bid to produce some of the best food Australia and the world has to offer.But it's not all doom and gloom.

Alongside the challenges are plenty of tales of resilience and innovation, as producers from the Bundaberg region lead the way in working with researchers to be more efficient, environmentally friendly and competitive in a global market that could soon face some serious food shortages.

Editor Liz Carson said it was important to share the stories of the region's farmers.

"Not only is the agricultural industry a significant contributor to the region's local economy, but our growers and graziers are also an important part of the fabric of the community," she said.

FACE OF FARMING: David Da Pra is among the many growers whose stories we have told over the years.
FACE OF FARMING: David Da Pra is among the many growers whose stories we have told over the years.

The NewsMail is always there to cover the breaking news and issues that are relevant to our readers.

Follow our We Were There series online and look back on some of the issues that have shaped us.



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