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Free State farmers urged to prepare for wildfire season

Free State farmers urged to prepare for wildfire season

The Free State Umbrella Fire Protection Association (FSUPA) has developed a fuel danger rating to ensure the most effective assessment and fire suppression and prevention operations possible in the province.

Boosting regional trade in Africa

Reducing tariffs and, more importantly, addressing non-tariff bottlenecks will support further regional trade integration on the African continent, according to a report recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus has been awarded the inaugural Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

Craft beer niche market could see barley production rise

The craft beer industry in South Africa has doubled in size over the past five years and there are now more than 220 brands on retail shelves.
US$16 billion aid plan for US farmers as trade war intensifies

US$16 billion aid plan for US farmers as trade war intensifies

US President Donald Trump’s recent announcement of a US$16 billion (about R231 billion) farm aid package has been met with mixed reactions.
Johan van der Schyff

Egg farmer scoops Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year award

Johan van der Schyff, an egg farmer from Plettenberg Bay, has been named as the Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year at a recent function held at Eensgezind, just...
Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe

Agri SA fights back against Mantashe’s fracking appeal

National agricultural union Agri SA has assured its members and the general public that it will continue its fight to have the potential exploration for and mining of South Africa’s...
€100 million in Brexit compensation for Irish beef farmers

€100 million in Brexit compensation for Irish beef farmers

Beef farmers in Ireland will be receiving €100 million (about R1,62 billion) in aid to compensate them for falling beef prices due to Brexit-related uncertainties, changes to the value of...
Con Court appeal on the cards in Vrede Dairy report case

Con Court appeal on the cards in Vrede Dairy report case

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane intends appealing the High Court ruling that declared the report into the Vrede Dairy Project “unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid”.
Drought devastates Namibia in first quarter of 2019

Drought devastates Namibia in first quarter of 2019

The devastating effect of the drought in Namibia is clearly illustrated in the Namibia Agricultural Union’s (NAU) first quarter review for 2019.
32 cows for world’s first floating farm

32 cows for world’s first floating farm

Thirty-two cows recently boarded the world’s first floating farm in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Concern about South Africa’s rising unemployment rate

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to the highest level since the third quarter of 2017, according to Statistics South Africa.

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