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Combine harvester sales run out of steam in August

Combine harvester sales run out of steam in August

No combine harvesters were sold in South Africa during August, compared with the nine sold in August 2018, according to the latest statistics from the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...
Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Despite warnings from the EU, Romania is continuing with the controversial exportation of an estimated 70 000 live sheep to the Persian Gulf region this year.
Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

Agri SA and the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) have called on government to step up action against escalating violence currently evident across South Africa.
Assistance for landowners to eradicate invasive alien plants

Assistance for landowners to eradicate invasive alien plants

Clearing invasive species from a hectare of land could easily cost a landowner between R12 000 and 15 000, according to Cobus Meiring of the secretariat of the Southern Cape...
Agriculture performs poorly despite 3,1% GDP growth

Agriculture performs poorly despite 3,1% GDP growth

Statistics South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of the year showed a growth of 3,1%, driven by mining, finance, trade and government services.
Government leaders intervene in KZN community land conflicts

Government leaders intervene in KZN community land conflicts

Leaders in both national and provincial government spheres have stepped in to try to resolve ongoing conflicts within two separate KwaZulu-Natal communities over agricultural land acquired through the land restitution...
Calling all small-scale black sorghum farmers

Calling all small-scale black sorghum farmers

Grant funding is now available from the Diageo Empowerment Trust South Africa (DETSA) for developing black sorghum farmers across South Africa to supply United National Breweries.
Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

More than 7 700 forest fires have been reported in Brazil in the past week alone, according to data from the country’s national institute for space research, Instituto Nacional de...
SA consumers set to face further food price pressure

SA consumers set to face further food price pressure

Food inflation is set to increase in the short term due to various macro-economic indicators, which means that South African consumers can expect further food price increases.
Small-scale operations most susceptible to African swine fever

Small-scale operations most susceptible to African swine fever

The South African government and the organised pig farming sector are working closely together to prevent highly contagious and often fatal African swine fever (ASF) from potentially wiping out the...
Empowering small-scale women farmers in SA

Empowering small-scale women farmers in SA

The Women Farmers Programme, piloted in 2018 by the Vodacom Foundation in partnership with UN Women and South African Women in Farming (SAWIF), was formally launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a year

No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a...

In the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, UK farmers will struggle to survive unless they receive a significant increase in government support.

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