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‘Parts of the Free state must be declared a disaster area’

‘Parts of the Free state must be declared a disaster area’

The Free State consists of many economic sectors, but agriculture is the most important in terms of food security for everybody, including politicians and government officials.
‘Low prices compromise wine industry’s sustainability’

‘Low prices compromise wine industry’s sustainability’

Vinpro’s chairperson, Anton Smuts, has called on wine producers and winery directors to stop selling bulk wine at “pathetically low” prices.
2018 tractor sales surprise despite dry conditions

2018 tractor sales surprise despite dry conditions

The 3,9% increase in total tractor sales from 6 462 units in 2017 to 6 714 units in 2018, has been met with surprise in some quarters, as many parts...
National Rooibos Day: celebrating one of SA’s favourite exports

National Rooibos Day: celebrating one of SA’s favourite exports

Numerous health benefits have been ascribed to rooibos tea, making it not only a firm favourite among South African tea drinkers, but also across the world.
‘Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak no threat to consumers’

‘Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak no threat to consumers’

The recent confirmation of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak among cattle in the Vhembe District in Limpopo has sparked strong reaction from the livestock sector, along with unfounded panic among...
FSA shocked by three deaths on a Koffiefontein farm

FSA shocked by three deaths on a Koffiefontein farm

Free State Agriculture (FSA) expressed its shock about a shooting incident in the province in which three lives were lost.
Maize crop forecast not as dire as it seems - economist

Maize crop forecast not as dire as it seems – economist

Many factors influence the current forecasts for the South Africa maize crop and maize prices, and the current drought conditions, in especially North West and some parts of the Free...
Goat Agribusiness Conference

Third Goat Agribusiness Conference

The third Goat Agribusiness Conference was recently held at the Durban Botanic Gardens and was well-attended by prospective and existing goat farmers.
Call for companies to support agri graduates

Call for companies to support agri graduates

According to The Economist's Pocket World in Figures, South Africa has the highest rate of unemployment among young people in the world.
Brasilia aerea eixo monumental

Last day to apply to attend Youth Ag Summit in Brazil

Stand a chance to be one of 100 young agricultural enthusiasts from around the world to attend the 2019 Youth Ag Summit to be held in Brasília, Brazil from 4...
‘Government’s land reform statistics not accurate’

‘Government’s land reform statistics not accurate’

Government is misusing the land question to garner votes for the upcoming election, which is detrimental for South Africa as a whole and the economy in particular, according to FF+...
SA’s foot-and-mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended

SA’s foot-and-mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended

Role players in the red meat industry have expressed deep concern that the temporary suspension of South Africa’s foot-and-mouth disease-free (FMD) status could result in lost income amounting to billions...

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Researchers urged to get out into the field

Researchers urged to get out into the field

More than 250 delegates are attending the annual Combined Congress of soil, crop production, weed and horticultural sciences, underway at the University of the...

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