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Little change in SA maize estimate

Sep 25 2014 10:59

South Africa will hardly change its 2014 maize output forecast, a Reuters survey shows, as farmers hold onto crops in the face of prices that have fallen.


Grim reaping for east Ukraine sunflower farmers

Sep 25 2014 10:00

Fields of sunflowers are ready for harvest, but artillery and rocket attacks are stopping farmers in east Ukraine's frontline villages from gathering crops.


Cocoa grinders buy less beans

Sep 24 2014 15:39

Cameroon's cocoa grinders have bought 616 tons fewer tons of cocoa beans in August in the first month of the 2014/2015 season, a report says.


Positive outlook for Tongaat Zim unit

Sep 22 2014 16:55

Hippo Valley, in which Tongaat Hulett holds a significant stake, expects a lift in second-half sales volumes after a higher tax on sugar imports was imposed.


Clover CEO confident of profit turnaround

Sep 19 2014 12:27

Clover may have posted sour results for the year ending June 2013, but CEO Johann Vorster is confident the group will restore profitability.


Chinese dairy group buys Australian farms

Sep 17 2014 09:30

Chinese dairies looking for new sources of cows' milk are buying Australian farms and intend to bring Chinese workers to help staff them, reports a newspaper.


Clover profits sour on costs, inflation

Sep 16 2014 11:28

Food and beverage firm Clover Industries has posted a 14.2% fall in earnings, clipped by brisk inflation levels and higher raw material costs.


Scientists fear wide use of antibiotics on farms

Sep 15 2014 16:15

Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on farms may be a factor in the rise of bacteria that grow resistant to drugs and infect humans.


SA citrus growers suspend EU exports

Sep 08 2014 12:31

South African citrus producers will voluntarily suspend exports to the European Union in order to comply with EU standards against a fungal disease.


Nkwinti in push for land ceilings - farms body

Sep 08 2014 11:18

Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti used a summit to push for land limits, claims an agricultural body which says delegates are frustrated by corruption levels.

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Pioneer eyes separate listing for Quantum

Sep 05 2014 14:14

Pioneer Foods has announced plans to spin off its Quantum Foods unit, with the aim of listing it as a separate entity on the JSE.


Nigeria nurtures its cocoa industry

Sep 05 2014 09:44

High unemployment and poverty levels have prompted the Nigerian government to look again at cocoa for which prices have been rising.

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