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Consumers must prepare for higher red meat prices

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and members of the livestock industry, to place a temporary ban on all livestock auctions in Limpopo, Mpumalanga,...
Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

China’s agricultural ministry has warned farmers against the use of illegal and experimental vaccines as the country continues to struggle to contain the African swine fever epidemic.
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Price collusion in Zimbabwe’s hybrid seed market

A new study in Zimbabwe has found that the high concentration of seed companies in that country is promoting price collusion, which is resulting in hybrid maize seed becoming too...
New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

Concerned that crimes committed against family farming operations pose a major threat to global food and fibre production, the Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI) has embarked on an international social...
Stray cattle create havoc in the Free State

Stray cattle create havoc in the Free State

The problem of stray animals, mainly cattle, was escalating dangerously and needed to be addressed by the relevant authorities as a matter of urgency.
Farmers blamed for Indian capital’s pollution crisis

Farmers blamed for Indian capital’s pollution crisis

Almost 200 farmers in the territories neighbouring the Delhi metropolitan area in India have been arrested following a supreme court order for all farm fires to be halted.

Slight reprieve for farmers as fuel price falls

The decrease of 16c/ℓ in the price of diesel that came into effect on Wednesday could assist farmers with their cash flow and profit margins.
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Drought claims more than 10 000 cattle in Zimbabwe

About 10 500 head of cattle have died due to a lack of pasture and drinking water in three southern provinces of Zimbabwe, as the worst drought in recent years...

Cash-strapped consumers ditch luxuries

A recent trading update by the Distell Group has indicated that consumers are tightening their belts and looking for value for money.

‘Unbundling of Eskom could boost SA agriculture’

To ensure its survival and sustainability, Eskom is planning to unbundle its generation, transmission and distribution operations, which will become distinct legal entities by December 2022.

Agri and land reform not immune to tightening of fiscal belt

Only passing reference was made to agriculture and land in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which was presented in Parliament on Wednesday by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni.
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Greek peach producers in despair about new US tariffs

The trade tensions between the EU and the US is threatening one of Greece’s most successful export sectors, tinned peaches.

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