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Classes to resume at Elsenburg following protests

Classes at the Elsenburg Agricultural College are set to resume this afternoon (2 September) following student protests over the Western Cape institution’s language policy.
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NCOP’s adoption of motion on farm attacks ‘encouraging’ – DA

For the first time a motion about farm attacks was unanimously adopted by one of the two houses of Parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
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Call for unity in agriculture at Agri SA congress

Agri SA was working on a strategy for unity in SA agriculture, according to Omri van Zyl, Agri SA’s designated CEO.
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Nguni project a boon for developing farmers

Beneficiaries of the North West Nguni Cattle Project are going from strength to strength and have won several awards in the 2015 Agricultural Research Council (ARC) National Beef Performers competition.
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Students disrupt classes at Elsenburg

A small group of students supported by the Economic Freedom Party (EFF) has disrupted classes by padlocking the entrances to Elsenburg Agricultural College.
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Smallholders double yields with drought tolerant maize

The locally developed Wema conventional drought tolerant maize hybrids have proven to be a resounding success.
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Global dairy prices show signs of recovery

The prices for most dairy products on an international online dairy auction platform showed an increase for the first time in about five months.
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Despite lower volumes, avocado producers are doing well

Recently-appointed SAAGA chairperson, Kosie Eloff, shared the following observations about the current avocado season...
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New financing model needed for farmers – Vink

It was crucial that a feasible financing model be found to help new farmers, said Prof Nick Vink, chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Stellenbosch, at Agri Northern Cape’s recent congress in Kimberley.
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SAPS investigate motive for murder of KZN farmer

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are reportedly investigating the motive behind the recent murder of farm manager Mngoma Mbanjwa (51) on Lockwood Farm near Ixopo.
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