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R300 million wine cellar merger in Robertson

R300 million wine cellar merger in Robertson

The Bonnievale Wines group and Wandsbeck Wines have announced that the two entities will be merging.
New Year’s messages from agri leaders

New Year’s messages from agri leaders

The agriculture sector survived a year of rising uncertainty in 2018, but with the national election and the threat of drought looming, 2019 will be every bit as challenging. According...
Growing popularity of rooibos results in record plantings

Growing popularity of rooibos results in record plantings

As rooibos tea increases in popularity among consumers, it is fast becoming one of the most attractive agricultural commodities to invest in.
Land expropriation decision a big mistake - Agri SA

Land expropriation decision a big mistake – Agri SA

Government’s resolve to allow for the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation is a nail in the coffin of the agriculture...
US-China trade war fallout to impact local pork industry

US-China trade war fallout to impact local pork industry

Although it seems as if a truce has been reached in the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, soya prices and pork production in South Africa may still...
‘Disregard for bee safety a serious concern’

‘Disregard for bee safety a serious concern’

Despite all pesticides in South Africa being legally regulated, honeybees have increasingly fallen prey to the illegal use of these products.
Call for grain and oilseed indaba in SA

Call for grain and oilseed indaba in SA

The time has come to create a comprehensive soya value chain plan to create additional value for South African end-consumers, according to De Wet Boshoff, executive director of the Animal...
Table grape harvest on track as conditions remain unchanged

Table grape harvest on track as conditions remain unchanged

The South African table grape harvest is well underway with crop volumes estimated to be between 63,2 million and 70,1 million, 4,5 kg-equivalent cartons.
Feed donations for drought-stricken Sutherland farmers

Feed donations for drought-stricken Sutherland farmers

A convoy of 33 trucks recently left the Overberg region in the Western Cape with donated feed destined for farmers in the drought-stricken Sutherland district.
‘SA tourism could lose billion due to illicit wildlife trade’

‘SA tourism could lose billions due to illicit wildlife trade’

All indications are that the illicit wildlife trade in South Africa is flourishing. This was according to the Coalition Against the Breeding and Keeping of Lions and other Big Cats...
Tractor sales hard hit by dry conditions in November

Tractor sales hard hit by dry conditions in November

Dry conditions in early summer across the central and western regions of South Africa contributed to the 27,3% year-on-year decline in national tractor sales during November 2018.
Subdued interim results for Senwes

Subdued interim results for Senwes

The land debate and political uncertainty have negatively affected business confidence in the agricultural industry and this was reflected in the decline in producers’ investment and spending in the industry,...

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