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Western Cape Young Farmer finalists announced

This year’s Agri Western Cape Santam Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year competition finalists have been announced and competition, it seems, is tough.

2017 World South Devon Congress to be held in Port Elizabeth

The fact that the South Devon breed flourishes under the extensive South African conditions underscores its hardiness and adaptability.

Land Bank to invest R1 billion in emerging farmers

The Land Bank has announced plans to allocate about R3 billion to the agricultural sector during the 2017/2018 financial year.
EU denies dumping chicken in South Africa

EU denies dumping chicken in South Africa

In a recent press statement, the EU denied that it was dumping chicken onto the South African market and that its poultry exports to South Africa was negatively affecting the...
Deadline for comment on Land Holdings Bill extended

Deadline for comment on Land Holdings Bill extended

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has extended the deadline for public comment on the draft Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill 2017 and the Explanatory Memorandum.
Agri sector braces for possible fuel price rise

Agri sector braces for possible fuel price hike

An expected fuel price hike will have a negative effect on the agri sector, as it will coincide with summer crop harvests, says Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness...
Labour minister to conduct inspections on KZN farms

Labour minister to conduct inspections on KZN farms

Labour minister, Mildred Oliphant, will be visiting KwaZulu-Natal farms on Friday, 21 April, to ensure that employers are complying with the country’s labour laws.
Study finds longer hot, dry summers threaten fynbos diversity

Study finds longer hot, dry summers threaten fynbos diversity

Fynbos species diversity has declined due to increasingly longer hot, dry summers, affecting particularly species that sprout and germinate after the season’s fires.
Tru-Cape fun activities to raise funds for Grabouw schools

Tru-Cape fun activities to raise funds for Grabouw schools

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Applewood Harvest Festival, hosted by Applewood Preparatory School in Grabouw in the Western Cape, Tru-Cape will again sponsor the running challenges associated with...
Harvester sales spike ahead of bumper crops projections

Harvester sales spike ahead of bumper crops projections

The national March 2017 combine harvester sales of 23 units were 64,3% up on the 14 units sold year-on-year (y/y). This was a reflection of positive prospects for what was...
Farmers urged to stay calm and keep on farming

Farmers urged to stay calm and keep on farming

Agri Eastern Cape president Douglas Stern, has appealed to farmers to continue with what they know best, even under the current extremely trying times…
Beef imports only small part of total consumption

Beef imports only small part of total consumption

A recent Agbiz report has shown that South Africa imported 140 510t of beef between 2010 and 2016.

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