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Brimstone shares soar on strong demand for Sea Harvest

Mar 20 2017 11:44

Brimstone's share price has shot up by almost 10%, as demand for Sea Harvest's initial public offering increased, resulting in R1.329bn being raised.


Farmers slash corn planning as China's stockpiles decay

Mar 17 2017 18:07

While China’s agricultural output has surged along with its robust economic growth, state-run stockpiles are overwhelming demand and prompting the government to re-evaluate costly buying programs intended to bolster food security.


Fall armyworm starts attacking SA soya bean crops

Mar 10 2017 05:02

The fall armyworm plague, which started marching through South African maize farms in December 2016, has now been found in soya bean crops.


Emerging SA winemakers woo Chinese

Mar 06 2017 17:51

Western Cape trade and investment promotion agency Wesgro has hosted Chinese importers to ensure emerging farmers and wineries get access to international markets.


Country Bird to close SA plant on EU chicken imports

Mar 03 2017 10:45

South Africa’s third-largest chicken producer will close one an abattoir as the local industry struggles to compete with cheap European imports.


'Pest group' to tackle armyworm invasion - govt

Mar 02 2017 12:20

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has founded a pest action group to help combat the spread of the fall armyworm, which threatens to destroy maize crops.


Poaching brings abalone, rock lobster stocks to critical levels

Feb 28 2017 06:00

Rock lobster and abalone stocks have dropped to critically low levels, with West Coast rock lobster levels down to 2%, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament has heard.


BAT Zim full-year volumes down 21%

Feb 23 2017 15:19

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe has reported a 21% drop in sales volumes for the year to end-December 2016 on the back of weak consumer demand.



Cecil the Lion, drought end SA wildlife price boom

Feb 22 2017 10:08

Wildlife prices are tumbling in South Africa, as game breeders are squeezed by restrictions imposed following the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the worst drought on record.


Kenya to import yellow corn for first time since 2011

Feb 17 2017 19:01

Kenya has approved the import of 5 million bags of yellow corn from Ukraine as a drought slashes its own output of the grain.

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