SA achieves ‘exceptional’ wheat yields

South Africa’s wheat farmers produced an exceptional 3,32 tons/ha average yield for the 2011 season.

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However, the country expects to import 1,48 million tons to meet the current 3,053 million tons national demand. Grain SA has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission of SA for an increased tariff on wheat imports to encourage local farmers to increase their plantings. SA’s current wheat supply only meets 47% of the country’s needs.

Read the full story in the 25 May issue of FW.