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Farmers welcome predicted fuel price respite

While the volatility of national fuel prices cannot guarantee that next month’s predicted fuel price decreases are going to last for long, farmers will welcome whatever they can get.

The end of the road for Joemat-Pettersson?

The members of parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have in the past repeatedly expressed their frustration about the agriculture department.

Nampo 2012 a resounding success

The 2012 Nampo Harvest Day saw an uptick in foreign visitors, especially from Africa, and also an increase in overseas exhibitors.

Land policy hurting mango atchar business

There is still no indication from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform or minister Gugile Nkwinti about when the four-tiered land tenure system put forward by the Green Paper on Land Reform will be implemented, or even if it will be implemented.

No answers for community plunged into debt

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) still has no answers for the Muyexe community near Giyani, in Limpopo.

Agriculture: the best is yet to come

The Nampo harvest day festival in Bothaville was a hive of positivity, breaking through the cloud of negativity that often surrounds the agricultural sector.

Nampo attracts crowds from every sphere

The Nampo harvest day in May attracted visitors from all over the world with large groups descending from Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

Monsanto’s warms hearts with 600 blankets

Monsanto celebrated the 100 year existence of Dekalb maize with a blanket collection project that will keep the needy warm this winter.

New JSE contracts introduced for wheat

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has introduced two new wheat contracts.

Investigation into suspect Mpumalanga land transaction ‘in full swing’

The investigation into the R36,48 million sale of a 414 hectare Mpumalanga Province farm is in full swing.

Grain SA helps spend recapitalisation budget

Grain SA (GSA) has spent nearly R29 million of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s R36 million recapitalisation programme earmarked for 186 black farmers in the Free State.

Rabies flares up in KZN

At least 97 cases of animal rabies have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal since the beginning of the year, with two people dying from the disease in 2011.

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