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Maize crop forecast nearly a third lower

South Africa’s maize crop will probably be 32% smaller at 9,66 million tons than last year’s harvest, according to the Crop Estimates Committee’s first forecast for the season.
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Nene ‘over-optimistic’ about economic growth prospects – Stroebel

Presenting the 2015 budget in Parliament on 25 February, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene said that South Africa’s GDP growth forecast for 2015 has been reduced from 2,5% to 2%, but according to economists even a 2% growth rate might not be feasible.
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DAFF will have to ‘pull up socks’ to meet Nene’s demands – Zokwana

Agriculture was singled out as one of the nine “strategic priorities” to be pursued this year when it comes to ensuring economic growth and job creation, according to finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in his 2015 budget speech.
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Nene spells out greater role for Land Bank in agri transformation

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has great expectations for agriculture. In the 2015 budget speech delivered in Parliament today (25 February), the farming sector was one of nine he singled out as “strategic priorities” in a bid by government to speed up economic growth and employment creation.
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De Jager to chair UN discussion

Dr Theo de Jager, head of the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (Pafo), will be chairing a roundtable discussion at the UN’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) project’s annual meeting being held in Rome today (25 February).
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ASUF seeks urgent meeting with Zokwana

The Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) wants an urgent meeting to discuss “burning issues” with minister of agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.
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Drought devastates crops in Free State

The current drought in the central and western parts of the summer grain production region in SA has had a devastating impact on crops in the Free State.
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Agri minister calls on farmers to engage with government

During a recent interview with Farmer’s Weekly, agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana called on farmers to approach their unions and engage with government about the proposed 12 000 ha land ceiling.
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Brucellosis underdiagnosed in South Africa - expert

Contagious abortion (CA), or brucellosis, caused by the bacteria Brucella abortus, is widespread in South Africa, infecting more than 10% of the dairy herd, according to Dr Jan du Preez of the MPO’s Dairy Technology Institute.
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Agri minister responds to Farmer’s Weekly readers’ questions

During an interview with Farmer’s Weekly, agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana responded to questions posted by our readers on the publication’s Facebook page.
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