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All not rosy for SA maize exports - expert

May 26 2017 18:37

SA is facing stiff maize export competition, warns Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber.


Glencore-Bunge deal would add G to ABCD dominating grain

May 24 2017 07:23

Glencore’s takeover approach for US grain trader Bunge highlights how much the Swiss commodity giant is longing to increase its dominance in the Americas.


Govt sits on 4 000 farms, yet hints at expropriation

May 22 2017 14:49

While the ANC hints at land expropriation without compensation, the state is struggling to transfer more than 4 000 farms which have already been bought to their new owners.


Kenya govt fails to heed corn-miller stocks warning

May 22 2017 11:47

Kenyan corn millers have warned the government that the country faced a shortage of the staple that’s left strategic reserves at less than a day’s supply.


Solid maize exports critical for SA farmers

May 21 2017 17:43

South Africa will have to put in place a solid export programme for its expected record harvest for any hope of restoring the maize price.


SA’s poultry industry on the road to recovery

May 21 2017 06:29

As SA recovers from the worst drought in history, the poultry sector seems to be recuperating and forecasts show the likelihood of significantly better summer crops, causing food prices to drop.


Give black farmers title deeds - department

May 19 2017 06:02

Government is planning to address the lack of title deeds for black commercial farmers, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.


Put controversial land bill on hold, urges union

May 18 2017 11:28

Trade union Solidarity recommends that the controversial Agricultural Land Holdings Bill be put on hold until a more rigorous analysis has been conducted and subjected to public scrutiny.


US wheat gets a chance in Egypt

May 17 2017 21:00

The US will get a chance to compete with Russia to sell wheat to Egypt, but France seems to be out of the picture after rain wrecked the harvest.


Kenya sets subsidies as food prices become election issue

May 17 2017 20:01

Kenya has announced steps to rein in food prices that are rising at the fastest pace in five years and hurting the pockets of consumers.



Municipality to buy Rainbow Chickens’ poultry farms

May 14 2017 06:33

In a bid to help workers and community members affected by the mass layoffs at Rainbow Chickens – renamed RCL Foods – in Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal, the eThekwini Municipality has offered to buy two of the RCL farms.

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