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Agri leaders speak out before State of the Nation Address

The eyes of the country are fixed on South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who is due to deliver his 2016 State of the Nation Address on Thursday, 11 February at 7pm.
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Entire country affected by drought, report reveals

The devastating drought experienced by South Africa last year could be expected to put consumers under great pressure for the foreseeable future, according to a report from the University of the Free State.
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ChemChina takeover of Syngenta

Syngenta has announced that Chinese company ChemChina has made a US$43 billion take-over offer.
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Glyphosate most widely and heavily used weed-killer ever

Glyphosate-based herbicide is now the most widely and heavily applied weedkiller in the history of global chemical agriculture.
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Livestock farmers urged to vaccinate against RVF

Livestock producers have been advised to vaccinate livestock against Rift Valley fever (RVF) following recent rainfall in some of the drought-stricken areas of South Africa.
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McCain to assist farmers with feed

McCain SA has decided to redirect all of its edible waste to livestock farmers in drought affected areas.
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Major setback for Boere in Nood

A serious setback has hit the Boere in Nood (Farmers in Need) group after a truck and trailers carrying bales to farmers, caught on fire between Theunissen and Brandfort.
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SA wine fit for French president

Two wines from Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, based in Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland region, were recently served to French president Francois Hollande at a lunch in New Delhi on India's Republic Day.
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Capespan moves into India

Fruit company Capespan has acquired a 35% stake in one of India’s largest fruit distributors, the family-owned business, Yupaa Group.
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Farm worker wage increase set for March

The department of labour has announced an increase to the minimum wages for farm workers as of 1 March.
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This week's competition
This week's poll
What are you hoping to hear from President Jacob Zuma in the #SONA2016?
The drought will be declared a national disaster.
Tougher measures to be put in place for the alleviation of crime, especially rural crime.
An action plan for creating a million jobs in the agriculture sector.
I don’t waste my time watching. Every year it’s the same.
Last week's poll
How are you coping with the current drought?
I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32%)
Culling cattle (25.07%)
I am not planting this year (24.23%)
Praying for rain (39.14%)
I need help (7.24%)
Culling cattle (25.07 %) I am not planting this year (24.23 %) I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32 %) I need help (7.24 %) Praying for rain (39.14 %) Culling cattle (25.07 %) I am not planting this year (24.23 %) I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32 %) I need help (7.24 %) Praying for rain (39.14 %)
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