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Teaching farmworkers to save

July is National Savings Month which aims to build and nurture a culture of savings among South Africans.
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Bayer increases offer for Monsanto

Bayer AG has upped its takeover offer for Monsanto to about US$65 billion in a bid to overcome the US seed company’s resistance to the deal.
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SA lawyer develops world’s first illustrated contract for farmworkers

Clemengold mandarin supplier and packer, Indigo Fruit Growers, has introduced a ‘picture’ contract to help fruit pickers better understand the terms of their employment contracts, thereby improving communication between farmworkers and their employers.
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Solar power to energise KZN agriculture

Developing farmers in northern KZN’s uMkhanyakude District Municipality are soon going to be harnessing solar energy to boost their agricultural production.
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Maluti Fruit plant apple trees at Bethlehem school for Mandela Day

As part of Mandela Day celebrations, Maluti Fruits, an apple and cherry pack house in Bethlehem, planted six apple trees at Bethlehem Comprehensive Secondary School.
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SA white maize harvest delayed

The 2016 white maize harvest has been delayed because of late plantings and the fact that crops are taking longer to dry off because of the shorter days and lower temperatures, according to Grain SA.
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Humane, eco-friendly cultured meat products

A company called, SuperMeat, is aiming to revolutionise the meat industry with a system it has developed to produce cultured meat on a small-scale, in collaboration with Yaakov Nahmias, a biomedical engineer and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Rooibos shortage may cause 90% price surge

It seems as if South Africa’s 30,9 million-strong tea-drinking population is opting for the home-grown choice.
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Poor yields reported across SA’s summer crop production region

The majority of lands planted to sunflower in the summer grain production areas have been harvested, according to Grain SA economist Petru Fourie.
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Agribusiness entrepreneur named one of SA’s most notable young people

Agribusiness entrepreneur Leeko Mokoena has been named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (a list of notable South Africans under the age of 35) for 2016.
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This week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace.
I received some assistance, but not enough.
No, I don’t know how or where to apply.
I have not been affected by the drought.
Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99%)
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.6%)
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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