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Farmer’s Weekly’s journalist is cream of the crop

An article written about an ostrich farming project in the Eastern Cape won Farmer’s Weekly journalist Denene Erasmus the Agricultural Writer’s SA Journalist of the Year award at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony recently.
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CPI for October remains unchanged

South Africa’s consumer inflation for October remained unchanged at 5,9% year-on-year, the same rate year-on-year as that for September.
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Over 150 000 visitors attend the world’s leading animal production trade fair

A whopping 156 000 visitors from around the globe are reported to have attended the November 2014 edition of the biennial EuroTier animal production trade fair held in Hanover, Germany.
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KZN MEC gives thumbs-up to hefty farm murder sentences

The two murderers of a KwaZulu-Natal timber contract harvester have been sentenced to life imprisonment, according to a statement by the province’s MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu.
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Take hedging of maize prices seriously

Maize producers who didn’t hedge some of their production earlier in the year when prices were still above R2 000/t, probably found it difficult to cover term debts over and above their production costs, according to Keneilwe Nailana, Standard Bank’s agribusiness manager.
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Don’t celebrate Africa’s economic growth just yet

The majority of humanity – some four billion people – live in high-density slums and that number will increase as people continue to flock to urban areas, seeking a ‘better life’.
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Good start to table grape season

The first table grapes of the new season are being harvested and packed as producers across the country look forward to a good production year.
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Western Cape names farm worker of the year

Jerome Thomas, general manager at Kanonkop Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, has been named the Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year.
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Time to change SA’s red meat classification?

The 12th meat symposium held in Pretoria recently included a report-back on research carried out by a task team appointed in 2009 to investigate the current red meat classification system.
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SA misses target to sign CADDP compact

South Africa will miss its own target for signing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP) Programme compact this November.
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In a positive way, through inspirational articles. (16.13 %) Agriculture? I hardly ever read anything about it. (22.58 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %) In a positive way, through inspirational articles. (16.13 %) Agriculture? I hardly ever read anything about it. (22.58 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %)
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