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Claws out for lion bones quota increase

Claws out for lion bones quota increase

The decision to increase South Africa’s annual lion bone export quota to 1 500 skeletons has been taken to task by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
Attracting investors to Africa

Attracting investors to Africa

For Africa to attract investment to the agricultural sector, it needs a stable policy environment that allows trade to flow, according to Dr Doaa Abdel-Motaal, trade specialist and former deputy...
‘Land reform: SA needs to learn from other African examples’

‘Land reform: SA needs to learn from other African examples’

We need to connect the land debate in South Africa, specifically in terms of land expropriation without compensation, to how land has been governed and is governed elsewhere in Africa.
Recent rain will have ‘minimal effect’ on maize harvest

Recent rain will have ‘minimal effect’ on maize harvest

Farmers do not appear to be overly concerned about the impact of recent winter rain where the maize harvest is still underway in the summer cropping area.
Weathering the storm of global trade turmoil

Weathering the storm of global trade turmoil

The major power players in the world such as the US, the EU, China and India hold very divergent positions with regard to trade from those held by developing nations...
"DAFF must play bigger role in disease prevention’

“DAFF must play bigger role in disease prevention’

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) needs to make a substantially greater effort to prevent the possible introduction of the TR4 strain of Panama disease (TR4) into South...
Grain SA celebrates Mandela’s 100th birthday

Grain SA celebrates Mandela’s 100th birthday

Grain SA’s Nampo personnel, in Bothaville, Free State, undertook the mammoth task of overhauling the premises of the local Nala Ratabile Children’s Home to commemorate the 100th anniversary of late...
Free State junior tops the log in Fauresmith endurance ride

Free State junior tops the log in Fauresmith endurance ride

A 14-year-old Free State girl, Marjulyn Myburgh of Bethlehem and her Arabian mare, Rasheeq Amor, left the competition in the dust during the first week of July to come home...
Bonsmara bull sold for a record R1,8 million

Bonsmara bull sold for a record R1,8 million

Derek Ralfe of Up George Bonsmaras has sold the Bonsmara bull, LAR 14 173, for a record price of R1,8 million at the 20th annual production sale of Up George...

Strong tractor sales figures for June

Analysts of South Africa’s agricultural machinery sales expressed surprise about the 18,8% year-on-year increase in tractor sales for June.
2018 Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge

Entries open for 2018 Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge

Thousands of entries are expected for the 2018 Tru-Cape Packhouse Challenge to be held on 25 August.
Brucellosis control faces multiple challenges

Brucellosis control faces multiple challenges

State and private vets as well as animal health technicians (AHTS) face many challenges in their efforts to control brucellosis in South Africa.

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Agri interventions key to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

Agri interventions key to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government has reprioritised funding towards an economic stimulus package that would focus on agriculture, among other sectors.

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