ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMING

US farmers sow smallest winter-wheat acreage since 1909

2017-01-13 09:13

The planted acreage for winter wheat in the US has fallen to the lowest level since 1909 as farmers from Kansas to Texas faced prospects for declining crop prices.

70 farmers killed in 2016 – attacks more sophisticated

2016-12-09 19:08

With food prices becoming increasingly onerous for many South Africans, the latest report on farm murders by agricultural bodies makes for disturbing reading.

Land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers

2016-12-06 06:37

Government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority, but many continue to wallow in poverty, academics say.

Land reform goes private

2016-10-23 06:08

A new funding initiative could revive failed land reform programmes such as Mamahlola.

Raise a glass to SA wine

2016-10-16 07:38

The sustained quality of our wine continuously attracts overseas investors, writes Eugene Goddard.

Emerging Ceres farmers fear eviction from prized land

2016-07-20 12:30

Three emerging farmers near Ceres, who benefited from the government's lauded black shareholder programme, are spitting mad as they battle to hold on to their share of land.

Farming for the Future

2016-06-07 11:00

The recent drought across South Africa has left many industries stilted. One of the hardest hit was the agricultural sector, which uses approximately 84% of the fresh water that the country produces.

Angus McIntosh: No end in sight – Govt’s hatred for farmers fuels food insecurity

2016-05-16 07:55

An agriculture expert laments government's "underlying hatred towards farmers both black and white", and says not a single policy is in place to aid farmers.

‘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.

 

The drought isn't over: Farmers in urgent need of aid

2016-12-19 13:35

Agri SA is making a desperate plea to the private sector and government for funds to help farmers who are still in the grip of the worst drought this decade.

Land reform fiasco should keep us all awake at night, not just failing farmers

2016-12-08 18:37

The government must take measures to make sure redistributed land is used productively instead of simply acquiring land for redistribution, say two analysts.

Farm workers still maltreated, hearings find

2016-11-13 22:01

Evictions and maltreatment of farm workers are among the disturbing trends uncovered by country-wide hearings by the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform.

Lessons for SA? Zimbabwe’s land grabs a ‘lose-lose’ situation 16yrs on

2016-10-20 13:49

It is a tragedy that Zimbabwean farmers have still not been compensated and that those who grabbed the land can't produce 80% of the food the country needs, says an analyst.

Record prices for SA wine

2016-09-18 14:42

Record prices were achieved at the 42nd annual Nederburg Auction, with the top red wine fetching an unsurpassed R9 777 per litre.

Herbst: ANC & Western Cape farmers – an affair set to spark food riots

2016-07-28 19:35

Across the political spectrum, the warnings become ever more urgent. The spectre of food riots is a probability more than a possibility, writes Ed Herbst.

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WATCH: Supermarkets suss out each other for your business

The founder of a retail price comparison website says supermarkets keep tabs on one another to vie for consumers.

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WATCH: Fuel costs take a bite into fruit and veg trade

Wednesday brought an increase in fuel costs, which means freighting South African fresh produce will cost farmers more. How will it impact you?

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IFP calls for responsible investments in agriculture

2016-05-14 10:15

The IFP is calling for responsible investment in agriculture to eradicate hunger and poverty in KwaZulu-Natal.

Growth of GM crops slows for first time in 20 years

2016-04-14 11:23

The growth of genetically-modified crops has dipped for the first time following two decades of steady increases, a study shows.

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