Agri SA worried about expropriation bill

2016-05-14 08:30

Agri SA has said it is not happy about the select committee on economic and business development approving the expropriation bill.

Agriculture needs R12.5bn for drought relief - task team

2016-02-23 10:20

The national drought task team has called on government to declare the current drought a national disaster and provide R12.5bn in disaster relief.

Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

2015-11-18 05:00

Consumers can expect a dip in red meat prices over the next two months, but thereafter must brace themselves for a significant price spike, warns an economist.

Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

2015-11-11 18:49

The drought in SA will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, warn Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber.

Agri SA asks for alternative land reform plan

2015-06-10 16:03

The state should pursue and support voluntary schemes which can yield better results at a much lower cost for the land reform programme, Agri SA says.

No Zim-style land reforms for SA, says Nkwinti

2014-10-16 16:21

The law will not allow SA to embark on a land redistribution process similar to that in Zimbabwe, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Agri SA rejects land proposals

2014-06-24 17:56

A new land reform proposal that involves giving 50% of land to farmworkers is ill-considered and unacceptable, Agri SA says.

Land expropriation plan is reckless - Agri SA

2014-05-07 11:44

It is simply ill-considered and reckless to propagate the expropriation and transfer of land without fair compensation, says Agri SA.

Politicians must not 'use agriculture for votes'

2014-04-04 16:16

Political parties and politicians must refrain from making statements that unnecessarily tarnish agriculture’s image, warns an industry body.

Agriculture trying to save electricity

2013-11-22 16:42

The agriculture industry's ability to save electricity is limited given the sector’s uniqueness, says an industry body in the light of Eskom's energy crunch.


‘Agriculture can and wants to make a bigger contribution’

2016-04-28 15:03

The new CEO of Agri SA, Omri van Zyl, discusses the position the local agricultural sector finds itself in.

World does not trust SA any more - agri leader

2016-01-13 11:38

SA is currently a tinderbox with violent crime and the drought key factors in building a perfect storm in the country, warns an agricultural leader.

Farmers turn to God as drought threatens livestock, crops

2015-11-12 17:01

Agricultural organisations have called on members of the public to join them in praying for rain to end the country's drought.

Drought hits parts of Western Cape, KZN

2015-10-21 16:17

The ongoing drought in South Africa is reaching critical levels, with parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape being especially heavy hit.

Minimum wage not solution - Agri SA

2014-12-10 06:47

A national minimum wage will lead to job losses and it will be short-sighted not to acknowledge the desperate situation of many South Africans, says Agri SA.

Bad pricing costs maize farmers 'millions'

2014-07-29 11:14

Maize farmers in South Africa are losing millions of rands by not carefully making use of pricing opportunities available to the sector, says FNB.

SA can no longer blame others

2014-06-02 20:46

The current economic deterioration can no longer be attributed largely to the international situation, warns an agriculture expert.

Land reform a major issue

2014-05-06 21:28

Land reform, a major campaign issue in the lead-up to the general election, cannot be separated from economic matters, Agri SA says.

Reopening of land claims 'blow' to farmers

2014-03-02 12:23

AgriSA has deemed the re-opening of land claims for the next five years as a "crushing blow" for commercial farmers.

Clampdown on undocumented farmworkers - Pandor

2013-10-10 21:33

Minister Naledi Pandor has told an Agri SA summit that the home affairs department will visit farming communities across South Africa to inspect the immigration status of workers.

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