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Highlights from Afasa's 3rd AGM

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) held its 3rd AGM from 19-21 October in Irene, outside Pretoria.
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Nene announces plans to curb government spending and increase tax revenue

Government is running out of money, leaving finance minister Nhlanhla Nene with one of two choices – he either has to increase taxes or cut state expenditure.
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Food losses in Sub-Saharan at 100mt/year

Sub-Sahara Africa loses 100 million tons of food every year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
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KZN grain farmers hope for good rains

Extensive drought conditions across KwaZulu-Natal are forcing many of the province’s summer grains producers to delay the planting of their crops for the 2014/2015 season.
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Family farms crucial to agri production

South Africa’s family farms are part of a global network of 570 million family-owned farms and 56% of all agricultural production came from these businesses, said Harry Prinsloo, chairperson of AgriSA’s policy committee at the Congress on Friday.
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SA farmers warned of suing government over land claims

South African farmers have been warned against taking government to court to resolve or stymie land reform.
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AgriSA’s Möller calls for land reform guidelines

South African agriculture needs clearer guidelines from the government on land reform, according to AgriSA. The organisation dismissed calls that half of commercial farms be expropriated and given to farmworkers.
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SA malting barley production to expand

SAB Miller plans to double its malting capacity in Africa by 2030, to between 900 000t and one million tons, according to Thinus van Schoor, general manager at SAB Maltings and Hops Farms.
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SA agriculture welcomes clamp down on illegal water users

Government’s plans to continue clamping down on South Africa’s illegal water users and polluters have been welcomed by national farmers’ union Agri SA.
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Stored maize threat to prices

South African maize kept in storage is likely to push already low maize prices further down by December.
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