Drought, rand double whammy for consumers

2015-11-12 07:37

South African consumers should brace themselves for a double blow on food prices from the countrywide drought and continued rand weakness, Grain SA has warned.

Is food shedding next, asks Grain SA

2015-05-14 21:11

There will be food shortages if the government’s land reform policy goes ahead, warns Grain SA.

Minister leans on poultry sector

2013-02-12 15:08

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he is prepared to increase tariffs on cheap chicken imports, but needs SA poultry farmers to speak with one voice first.

Poor rains may raise food prices

2012-06-29 08:43

A reduced maize surplus, because of poor rains, could lead to an increase in food prices, Grain SA says.

Mpuma farmers warn of food crisis

2012-03-22 11:37

Mpumalanga farmers say the country faces a national food crisis if water pollution from mining in the province is not brought under control.

Grain SA wants to address government

2012-03-11 15:11

SA's grain farmers can produce sufficient food for the country and political rhetoric and generalisations about the agricultural sector must end, says the chair of Grain SA.

Navigating the maize

2010-11-23 19:33

Greta Steyn considers what SA should do with its massive maize surplus.


SA to be net importer of corn first time in 7yrs

2015-07-02 19:42

South Africa, currently Africa’s largest producer of corn, could be a net importer for the first time in seven years this season as a drought cuts production.

Dismay over proposed grain transport hike

2013-08-26 11:56

Farmers' organisation Grain SA is unhappy with the JSE's planned increase in location differential costs and has called for an end to the location differential.

Food price hikes on the horizon

2012-07-19 14:22

Food costs could rise sharply as maize and soya bean prices hit record highs in the US.

SA farmers court Asian market

2012-06-25 13:16

South African maize and citrus farmers are setting their sights on the East as they grapple with rising competition in Africa and falling demand in Europe.

Mining threatening Mpuma farms

2012-03-22 08:48

Mpumalanga farmers say the country faces a national food crisis if water pollution from mining in the province is not brought under control.

Exports raise maize shortfall risk

2011-06-15 15:16

SA may need to import maize by the end of 2011 if it commits too much of its huge surplus for export, says an industry official.

Mulder: SA could lose agriculture spot

2010-10-11 13:45

Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder says SA could lose its leading position in agriculture on the continent if government "makes mistakes with regard to agriculture".

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