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Wine farmers plead poverty

Jan 22 2015 19:15

Wine farmers and producers are simply not making enough money and are therefore not planting any new vines, warns an industry body.

Agribusiness

SA may plant 3.3% less corn this season

Jan 22 2015 11:42

South Africa, the continent’s biggest corn producer, may plant 3.3% less grain in the 2014-15 season than a year earlier as prices drop.

Agribusiness

Farmers suffer huge losses due to broken canal

Jan 21 2015 16:01

Producers in the Olifants River Valley are currently suffering financial losses of up to R30 000 per hectare after a water canal broke.

Economy

Australian wine exports rebound on China trend

Jan 21 2015 10:19

Australian wine exports to China have rebounded last year as sales of cheaper wines gained traction, bucking a regional shift towards high-end tipples.

Agribusiness

KZN sugar crop threatened by drought

Jan 20 2015 20:00

The drought-stricken KwaZulu- Natal province, where more than 80% of the country’s sugar is grown, has six weeks to get sufficient rain for this year’s crop.

Agribusiness

UK dairy farmers should be protected: lawmakers

Jan 20 2015 12:04

British dairy farmers should be better protected from falls in the price of milk, lawmakers say in a report warning of a crisis which could damage the dairy industry.

Agribusiness

International award for Van Ryn’s Distillery

Jan 15 2015 17:01

Van Ryn's Distillery in Stellenbosch has been named as having the best distillery tour in the world by judges at the 2015 Distillery Experience Awards.

Agribusiness

Buffalo horns lure billionaires

Jan 09 2015 07:00

Record prices are a product of the booming game ranching business in which the country’s wealthiest compete to breed the biggest and rarest animals.

Agribusiness

Kenya's coffee export earnings rise

Jan 08 2015 19:40

Kenya’s earnings from exports of its coffee have increased by 17% during the season that ended in September due to improved production.

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Agribusiness

Damaged canal could spell agricultural disaster

Jan 08 2015 15:05

The Elephants River Valley is heading for an agricultural disaster after a water canal from the Clanwilliam dam broke, leaving producers without water.

Agribusiness

Overfishing may lead to ocean apocalypse

Jan 05 2015 11:41

Even if aquaculture offers answers, it may be too late to stop the depletion of prized wild species such as bluefin tuna.

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