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Free State farmers must become pro-active in the fight against farm attackers – FSA

Free State Agriculture (FSA) called on its members and the community at large to remain calm in the wake of the four farm attacks in the province since the beginning of the year.
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Facebook chat about Brazil

Farmer's Weekly hosted a discussion forum on Facebook on Friday to talk about the upcoming agricultural tour to Brazil with tour convenor, Hendrik Jordaan.
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Eskom troubles taking spark out of GDP growth

South Africa’s inability to grow its power supply capacity was placing an enormous amount of strain on the economy as a whole.
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Former KZN agric MEC loses battle against lengthy illness

KwaZulu-Natal’s political structures are mourning the loss of Mtholephi Mthimkhulu (56) who died recently. The chairperson of the KZN Legislature’s Public Participation, Pensions and Petitions Committee, Mthimkhulu began his political career in 1999.
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Positive grain and oilseed outlook for 2014/2015 season

The record grain harvest during the previous marketing season has had a positive impact on rural economies and this could be duplicated in the coming season if forecasts from the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) realised, according to Dr. Kobus Laubscher, an independent agricultural economist.
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Rain tames fire in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Unseasonal rain has helped to prevent a run-away fire in the Western Cape’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley from doing damage to farms. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon (January 16) near Hawston.
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Further decrease in diesel price expected

The diesel price is expected to drop by more than R1/l next month, bringing the total decrease in price to more than R2/l since the beginning of 2015.
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SA produces its first ever black truffle

After years of patient anticipation, pioneers in commercial black truffle production in South Africa are celebrating the discovery of the first ever locally grown specimen of this highly prized fungus.
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Drought in the Northern Cape

The central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as the Bushmanland are desperately dry, having experienced extreme temperatures coupled with strong westerly winds.
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Farm murder in the Free State

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has condemned the murder of a female farmer from Theunissen on Monday, 12 January.
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