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KZN’s FMD control fence well under way – DAFF

Construction of the 108km fence line separating northern Zululand’s foot-and mouth disease (FMD) control zone from the FMD-free parts of South Africa was reportedly under way and on track, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) animal health division.
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Mohair price ends year 11% higher

The final mohair sale of the year saw 101 512kg sold in a stable market, at an average price of R188,34/kg.
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Climate change: a clear and present danger

The impact climate change will have on the planet cannot be precisely described, but according to a NASA report the damage will be significant, expensive and will increase over time.
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De Jager new PAFO president

Dr Theo de Jager, a South African farmer, was elected president of the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (Pafo) in Cotenou, Benin at Pafo’s annual general meeting earlier this month.
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Tractor girl reaches the South Pole

A decade-long dream to drive a tractor to the South Pole came true for Dutch actress and adventurer Manon ‘Tractor Girl’ Ossevoort on Tuesday, 9 December.
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New Land Bank CEO appointed

Cabinet on Wednesday approved the appointments of Tshokolo Petrus Nchocho as the new CEO of the Land Bank and Mabotha Arthur Moloto as chairperson of the bank’s board.
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Agri SA says ‘no’ to blanket minimum wage

The potential implementation of a national minimum wage “drastically exceeding those currently prevailing in certain sectors, like agriculture” would have a number of profound negative impacts. This was the view of Agri SA president Johannes Möller.
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Decrease in maize supply above pipeline expected

Grain SA's latest supply and demand projections for maize indicate an 11,8% reduction in the surplus above the pipeline by the end of April 2015.
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Spirit of conservationist Ian Player lives on

Dr Ian Player, (89) well-known and respected conservationist, died at his home in the Karkloof (KZN) last week after a short illness.
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Celebrating soil

In 2002 the UN named 5 December as World Soil Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of soil in food production.
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