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Beefmaster Group pumps R30m into Kimberley plant upgrades

The upgrades will enable the company to scale up production and create approximately 30 new jobs...

2 days ago

Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

3 days ago

Blueberry dispute: A victory for free markets and competition laws

Embattled blueberry farmers in South Africa enjoyed their first victory in what is set to become a landmark case for fruit sales and the correct handling of licenced cultivars...

25 Nov 2020

Biosecurity rules become law for livestock agents

The biosecurity rules aim to establish an auditable and traceable system while minimising the spread of animal diseases as a result of auction activities...

23 Nov 2020

Strong meat prices signal expensive braais in December

With Christmas only five weeks away, the current trend in meat prices signals prospects of expensive braais during the 2020 December festive season...

By Paul Makube 23 Nov 2020

Sugar masterplan signing welcomed by industry stakeholders

The sustainability of the industry has been under threat over recent years due to a confluence of simultaneous factors including the weak protection against cheap imports, unprecedented droughts, plunging world sugar prices and a major drop in local demand for sugar...

20 Nov 2020

Low rates positive for agriculture heading into the new crop season

The South African Reserve Bank has once again left the repo rate unchanged at a record low of 3.5% in its November 2020 meeting...

By Paul Makube 20 Nov 2020

Above-normal summer rainfall anticipated for 2020/21

According to the Seasonal Climate Watch issued by the South African Weather Service on 6 November 2020, above-normal rainfall is anticipated in summer rainfall areas. However, parts of KwaZulu-Natal may experience drier conditions during mid-to-late summer...

18 Nov 2020

FairPlay releases online guide to poultry dumping

The guide is in an online format and provides information about dumping and predatory trade, as well as the impact of the trade measures South Africa implements to defend the industry...

17 Nov 2020

Pick n Pay donates R100,000 to help farmers affected by recent veld fires

Pick n Pay has donated R100,000 to Agri SA to support their efforts to raise funds to assist the farmers by recent fires in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West provinces...

16 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament...

11 Nov 2020

Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

By Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

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