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The Weekly Wrap – Update on SA’s wheat imports outlook

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Farmer’s Weekly editor, Denene Erasmus, and journalist, Sabrina Dean, discuss the top stories featured in the 22 & 29 May issue of...

Lockdown alcohol ban may derail 2020 barley season

Early estimates for the 2020 malting barley season suggest that the hectares planted to this crop will continue to increase as it has since 2016.

Avocado export estimate down 13% due to COVID-19

Despite having taken an initial knock in demand on international and local markets as a result of global trade and movement restriction to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, South...

Game farmers ‘losing out on billions’ due to lockdown

South Africa’s private wildlife ranching value chain, worth well over R15 billion annually before the national lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic brought it almost to a standstill,...

Nguni bull sells for record R310 000 on WhatsApp auction

The livestock auction industry in South Africa has suffered major setbacks during the past six months.

Flower producers suffer losses amid confusion over trade

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a severe impact on the South African horticulture sector, due to confusion about which industries were allowed to resume normal trade. 

Tongaat Hulett and Barloworld at impasse over acquisition

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in yet another upheaval in South Africa’s agricultural value chain.

Western Cape farmers faced with challenging planting season

Western Cape grain producers are facing another challenging planting season, according to Toit Wessels, assistant manager of marketing and Nampo at Grain SA.

African Swine Fever outbreak reported in the Eastern Cape

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, after authorities investigated the cause of death in 50 pigs from...

Listen to Farmer’s Weekly’s latest Weekly Wrap

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Farmer’s Weekly editor, Denene Erasmus, and journalist, Sabrina Dean, discuss the top stories featured in the 15 May issue of the magazine....

Wineries get innovative with marketing during ‘dry’ lockdown

The six-week national lockdown has been devastating for the South African wine industry.

More than 1 500 complaints filed of food price gouging

Entities responsible for protecting South African consumers from unscrupulous practices are sorting through an unprecedented number of public complaints related to alleged excessive pricing of food products by retailers during...

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