China has world's 2nd biggest wine-growing area

2015-04-28 05:00

China now has the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, according to an international organisation.

Thousands of farmers rally in Indian capital

2015-04-19 13:30

India's beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has led thousands of angry farmers in a protest in the capital against controversial laws on land-buying.

New Johannesburg facility for Tru-Cape

2015-04-17 05:00

With the launch of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing’s new City Deep facility in Johannesburg, the company completes its closer-to-market strategy.

Agriculture vital to social, economic stability - WWF

2015-04-09 17:23

Farmers are meeting the challenge of producing enough food for the country, although the agricultural sector faces a number of problems in the coming years, a WWF report says.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

2015-04-01 19:15

What's next? Next-generation GMOs could be pink pineapples, purple tomatoes, healthier oils

Anticipation and angst over milk quotas

2015-03-29 14:09

European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas with a mixture of anticipation and angst.

New farmers take root in SA's old tribal lands

2015-03-19 16:27

New farmers are turning the soil to profit in SA's old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.

Virulent strain of avian flu in Kansas poultry

2015-03-15 16:00

The US department of agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas.

Farmworker views on minimum wage to be heard

2015-03-15 15:16

Input from farmworkers will be taken into account when a decision to implement the national minimum wage or not is made, says a committee on labour

Small US town opens first govt-run pot shop

2015-03-08 18:18

A small town in southern Washington has opened the state's first recreational marijuana store that is both owned and operated by the local government.


US abusive in chicken talks, says Bheki Cele

2015-04-24 12:05

The US has been abusive in talks with South Africa as it demands the lifting of import duties for chicken meat, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele says.

Davies: SA will try to end 'chicken war' soon

2015-04-19 11:35

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has appealed to the US to engage its poultry industry to show flexibility in the poultry negotiations.

Biden, Ramaphosa in 'chicken war' talks

2015-04-14 14:23

US Vice-President Joe Biden has reportedly called his SA counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa personally regarding bilateral trade and the poultry issue.

SA seeks to move corn belt as coal gobbles land

2015-04-03 06:00

South Africa’s biggest grains lobby says a lack of title deeds in the Eastern Cape is hindering a plan to move the corn belt west as coal mines take over.

Scientists find shield for potato blight

2015-03-30 19:09

Scientists have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.

Feds worry about undersea wine

2015-03-24 06:28

Rough seas have the Feds concerned that ageing wine at sea may result in contamination of bottles.

Increased food imports worrisome

2015-03-16 06:00

The more than fivefold hike in global grain imports over the past half century has stoked fears of over-dependence on international market vagaries, says an expert.

Slump in German wine exports

2015-03-15 15:27

A relatively poor grape harvest in Germany has led to disappointing wine export sales in 2014, says the German Wine Institute.

Two-a-Day invests in modern packing machine

2015-03-15 11:31

Two-a-Day's recent infrastructure investment includes a machine that does not limit packing only to the traditional tray and bag method.

Wine, brandy industry happy with review

2015-02-27 13:03

The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

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