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Less positive outlook for 2019 grain production season

Less positive outlook for 2019 grain production season

The agriculture sector will end 2018 on a mixed note as dry and hot weather conditions in many parts of South Africa create uncertainty for grain production, according to Wandile...
Agri growth helps SA out of recession

Agri growth helps SA out of recession

Positive performance in the agriculture sector in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 has helped lift South Africa’s economy out of a technical recession.
Land expropriation: DA threatens court action

Land expropriation: DA threatens court action

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has vowed to go to court if the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's (JCRC) report on expropriation is adopted by both houses of Parliament.
SA agribusiness confidence hits nine-year low

SA agribusiness confidence hits nine-year low

South Africa’s agribusiness confidence score for the fourth quarter has reached its lowest level since 2009 at 42 index points, according to the latest quarterly Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI)...
Controversial cigarette manufacturer denies wrongdoing

Controversial cigarette manufacturer denies wrongdoing

A cigarette manufacturer implicated in illicit trade estimated to cost South Africa an additional R1 billion in excise duties over the past three months, has again denied selling illegal products.
Sharp fall in Omnia’s half-year profits due to ’seasonality’

Sharp fall in Omnia’s half-year profits due to ’seasonality’

Diversified chemicals company, Omnia, has stated that the 75% drop in its operating profit for the half-year ended 30 September 2018, was largely attributable to the seasonal nature of its...
Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

The large drop in the diesel price that can be expected for December, as announced by the Automobile Association (AA) on Thursday, will be especially beneficial to crop producers who...
Agri leaders respond to recommendation to amend Constitution

Agri leaders respond to recommendation to amend Constitution

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a resolution that Section 25 of the Constitution must be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC).
Life sentences for Alexandria farmer murderers welcomed

Life sentences for Alexandria farmer murderers welcomed

Agri Eastern Cape has welcomed the heavy sentences handed down to two men found guilty of murdering Alexandria-based farmer Riaan Scheepers late last year.
New vaccine for infectious bronchitis in poultry

New vaccine for infectious bronchitis in poultry

A new vaccine is being tested by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Pirbright Institute in the UK for its efficacy in combating the infectious bronchitis virus in...
Soya Crop

Using insects as animal feed

Animal feed produced from insects can deliver more tons per hectare than feed from traditional crops like soya, says an insect expert.
Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, recently announced the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Register (PFR).

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