Farmers fear R1,8 bln loss

2015-10-01 09:59

The cane growing industry is estimating a loss of R1,8 billion while some farmers may not be able to afford to replant after yet another drought.

'Institutionalised slavery' on farms?

2015-08-04 16:24

Fin24 user questions the concept of 'institutionalised slavery' in a modern age.

Angry French farmers blockade town

2015-07-20 15:15

Hundreds of angry French farmers have blocked access to the northern town of Caen, demanding a hike in milk and meat prices.

Black farmers now active bidders at sale

2015-07-07 10:15

THE farmers’ turnout at the annual Bonsmara cattle auction sale on Friday, organised by the Up George cattle farm in Wasbank, exceeded expectations.

Farmers raise concerns on land reform

2014-08-13 13:00

Commercial farmers have raised questions and concerns about land reform with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Euro farmers feel Russian sanctions bite

2014-08-08 18:00

A wide array of small fresh food producers have felt the first impact from Moscow's tit for tat ban on their goods.

Dairy giant pleads guilty to food-safety violations

2014-03-13 16:04

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra pleads guilty to food-safety violations after botulism scare and faces a substantial fine.

Thai rice farmers threatens protest

2013-12-11 10:30

Thai farmers who have not been paid by the state for rice bought under an intervention scheme are threatening to block roads in 26 provinces.

EU farm payments down over budget cuts

2013-10-09 20:00

The European Commission says it will reduce direct payments to Europe's farmers by 4% in 2014 due to cuts in the European Union budget.

Croatian farmers talks tough with govt

2013-08-13 13:59

Croatian farmers are demanding that the government pay them $105.83m in lost subsidies, cut in a budget crunch to meet deficit targets set by the European Union.


Impendle community first to start planting in KZN farm project

2015-09-30 11:30

The Nxamalala community in Impendle is set to benefit from a commercial farming project launched yesterday which is also aimed at inspiring rural youth to take up farming.

French farmers vow to step up protests

2015-07-22 13:48

French farmers have threatened to step up blockades of cities, roads and tourist sites as the government prepared to unveil emergency aid to help them.

Farmers, workers try to find common ground in Mpumalanga

2015-07-08 08:43

Farmers and farm labourers are working hard to find common ground and lasting solutions to challenges in small rural communities in their province, writes Sizwe sama Yende

Give land to able people, farmers urge

2014-10-22 05:00

The government must ensure land is allocated to individuals who have the capacity to use it, the African Farmers' Association of SA says.

Mantashe: Farmers need funding to survive

2014-08-13 10:38

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says farmers need support programmes to succeed, and has urged commercial farmers to help groom emerging farmers.

Emerging farmers plead with Land Bank

2014-04-06 14:00

Emerging black farmers in Mpumalanga have called on the Land Bank to provide financial services to them as well and not just to commercial farmers.

Cape farmers lend a helping hand

2013-12-24 15:59

Western Cape farmers are reaching out to their counterparts who are battling to keep their livestock alive due to drought, says agriculture MEC Gerrit van Rensburg.

Black farmers, UK investors face-off

2013-10-13 14:56

American investors, who are buying out South Africa’s major listed agriculture cooperative Afgri for R2.4bn, allegedly outmaneuvered a BEE group, a report states.

Climate change a threat to maize farmers

2013-10-01 19:00

Farmers who rely on rain to grow the staple food crop could expect to see yields drop dramatically in future, warns the Agricultural Research Council.

Farmers suffer R2bn in drought damage

2013-06-06 09:31

Farmers in the North West province have suffered damages amounting to almost R2bn due to the prevailing drought conditions, a report states.

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