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NWK announces R20 million profit

Heinrich Kruger, chairman of the agri NWK board, ascribes the company’s positive financial results to its staff’s dedication and hard work.
Shot hole borer pest found in SA pecan trees

Shot hole borer pest found in pecan trees

The East-Asian polyphagous shot hole borer (Euwallacea sp. nr fornicates) has been discovered in pecan trees in Hartswater, Northern Cape, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
Nation in Conversation

Nation in Conversation live-stream from Nampo Cape

Nation in Conversation, an agricultural discussion platform, will broadcast live from the first-ever Nampo Cape event at Bredasdorp Park, Overberg from 12-14 September 2018.
MPO and Free State agri department agree on small dairies

MPO and Free State agri department agree on small dairies

The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO) have agreed on the need to relook how milk is consumed in the province and...
Impact of politics and economy on tractor sales

Impact of politics and economy on tractor sales

Tractor sales in South Africa recovered well in 2017 after a slump in 2016 due to the widespread drought, but the current political and economic climate could affect sales during...
New strategy needed to tackle SA stock theft

New strategy needed to tackle stock theft scourge

All stakeholders in South Africa’s livestock production value chain must urgently put their heads together to re-strategise the country’s approach to tackling rampant stock theft.

Agri SA requests urgent meeting on rural crime

Agri SA has requested an “urgent meeting” with the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, following the release of national crime statistics on Tuesday.
Farmers, ANC discuss land expropriation

Farmers, ANC discuss land expropriation

A large group of farmers and members of Agri SA, met ANC delegates in Pretoria on Friday to voice their concerns about the expropriation of land without compensation.
Zokwana urges smallholder farmers to register on new database

Zokwana urges smallholder farmers to register on new database

With data on agricultural production being both dated and skewed towards higher-end commercial agriculture, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Statistics South Africa have launched a campaign...
Imported table eggs recalled over labelling problems

Imported table eggs recalled over labelling problems

Five containers of imported table eggs have been recalled by South Africa's Agency for Food Safety and Quality (AFSQ).
SA enters recession on back of agri output slump

SA enters recession on back of agri output slump

South Africa has entered a recession for the first time since the global economic meltdown of 2008/2009, with the agriculture sector the main contributor to the overall GDP decline measured...
AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers

AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries needed to collaborate to build on AFASA’s work to support black farmers in accessing...

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