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Veld fire warning issued for Free State

The Free State Umbrella Fire Association (FSUFA) has issued an urgent veld fire warning for the province for today and tomorrow, according to the association’s general manager, Thinus Steenkamp.
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Biotechnology could improve emerging farmers’ beef herds

Access to improved beef cattle genetics could positively affect emerging farmers’ beef herds.
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Innovative solutions for the environment and food security

Through research and innovation in our food production, we can provide solutions to deliver enough food.
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SA’s Chenin Blanc is world class

The winners of the third annual Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge were recently announced in Stellenbosch.
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2016 KZN Female Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

As part of National Women’s Month celebrations, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (KZN DARD) recently hosted its 2016 Female Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Awards ceremony.
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Aerial crop sprayer destroys 170 hives near Tulbagh

An aerial crop sprayer recently wiped out bees from 170 hives near Tulbagh in the Western Cape, while spraying canola fields with pesticide.
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SA wine export will thrive over the next decade

South Africa’s wine export is set to soar by 13% over the next decade, according to the latest Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) baseline report.
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Diesel price could fall further

Grain farmers struggling with profitability due to drought conditions may be in for some relief in coming months.
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High transport costs hampering agricultural sector’s competitiveness

The high cost of transport and logistics in South Africa is having a negative impact on the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.
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Participate in holistic planned grazing study

Farmers have been invited to contribute to a national study on grazing intensity and holistic management.
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This week's poll
Do you think there are equal opportunities for women & men in the South African agri sector?
No, a lot still needs to change
Yes, much progress has been made to empower women in agriculture
The playing field is slowly levelling out
Last week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78%)
No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34%)
I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %) I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %)
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