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Local Rhino horn trade ban lifted

South Africa’s ban on the trade in rhino horn has been lifted, despite a Supreme Court of Appeal application against the ruling by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
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Engen donates R1 million to Drought Relief Fund

The manager of commercial fuels at Engen, Mike Stead, presented the Agri SA Drought Relief Fund with a cheque for R1 million the at the recent 2016 Nampo Harvest Day, to assist farmers in areas that have been affected by the drought.
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SA's leading Shiraz wines announced

The results of the 4th Shiraz SA Wine Challenge were recently announced during an award ceremony held at Rhebokskloof in Paarl.
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Government policies explored at Nation in Conversation

Government policies, failed policies and issues surrounding policies were explored at this year’s Nation in Conversation dialogue at Nampo.
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2017 could be a good year for maize, despite current drought

Through innovation, producers were better-able to survive the current drought than previous droughts. This was according to Wessel Lemmer, senior agricultural economist at Absa, who spoke to Farmer’s Weekly at the Nampo Harvest Day.
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SA farmers not selling enough fresh produce in Africa

South Africa’s farmers, through the country’s network of fresh produce markets, should be supplying more vegetables to countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
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Farmers must take responsibility for transformation

It is vital for South African farmers to take ownership of transformation in agriculture, according to Prof Piet Croucamp, political analyst and columnist.
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Agricultural stalwart Hans Lombard passes away

Veteran agricultural writer and industry stalwart, Hans Lombard, passed away last night in his sleep. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
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Promising start to the wheat season

Approximately 70% of farmers in the Swartland had finished planting wheat towards the middle of May 2016.
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International commodity prices on the decline

Poor economic growth in China, coupled with general poor economic performance in the rest of the world, had resulted in a decline in global commodity prices, according to Wessel Lemmer, senior agricultural economist at Absa.
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