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Poultry master plan aims to increase local production

A new poultry sector master plan that will benefit everyone in the industry has been welcomed by the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE).

New foot-and-mouth disease case confirmed in Limpopo

A case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been confirmed in a herd of cattle on a farm in the Molemole district of Limpopo.

Slight reprieve for farmers as fuel price falls

The decrease of 16c/ℓ in the price of diesel that came into effect on Wednesday could assist farmers with their cash flow and profit margins.
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Top Boran genetics for new North West commercial farmers

Six Boran stud breeders in North West recently donated 10 Boran bulls to a number of communal farmers in the province. READ Boran: A no-fuss,...

Rabbit farmers left in dire straits after Coniglio liquidation

Government and farmers are rallying to save the rabbit farming industry after one of its biggest role players, Coniglio Rabbit Meat Farms, was liquidated in October.

Concerns raised over state of SA’s wheat crop

Weather-related challenges are expected to negatively impact the prospects for South Africa’s wheat harvest, with some dryland producers in the Free State expressing concern that they will not harvest even...

Cash-strapped consumers ditch luxuries

A recent trading update by the Distell Group has indicated that consumers are tightening their belts and looking for value for money.

‘Unbundling of Eskom could boost SA agriculture’

To ensure its survival and sustainability, Eskom is planning to unbundle its generation, transmission and distribution operations, which will become distinct legal entities by December 2022.

Agri and land reform not immune to tightening of fiscal belt

Only passing reference was made to agriculture and land in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which was presented in Parliament on Wednesday by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni.
No need to panic about water shortages, yet – Sisulu

No need to panic about water shortages, yet – Sisulu

While South Africa is currently in a “very serious” situation with regard to water shortages, there is no need for the public to panic “at this stage”.
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Strong support for drought care boxes for farmers’ wives

Wellington Country Women’s Agricultural Association (CWAA) has so far received thousands of care boxes for farmers’ wives in the drought-stricken regions of South Africa.
Consumer inflation down but food inflation up – economist

Consumer inflation down but food inflation up – economist

South Africa’s consumer inflation (CPI) for September was marginally down at 4,1% year-on-year, compared with the 4,3% recorded in August, according to data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

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New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

Concerned that crimes committed against family farming operations pose a major threat to global food and fibre production, the Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI) has embarked on an international social...

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