SA's 2015 maize output almost unchanged

2015-03-25 17:47

South Africa will harvest 9.666 million tonnes of maize in 2015, almost unchanged from a previous forecast as white maize plantings decreased.

Little change in SA maize estimate

2014-09-25 10:59

South Africa will hardly change its 2014 maize output forecast, a Reuters survey shows, as farmers hold onto crops in the face of prices that have fallen.

US sees record global wheat crop

2014-08-13 09:01

Global food supply expectations have received a boost as the US department of agriculture forecast a record global wheat crop.

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 maize crop could increase due to rain

2014-03-24 14:17

South Africa is likely to raise its maize output estimates after late summer rains brought relief to drought-hit parts of the country, a survey shows.

SA maize stocks fall

2014-02-24 14:31

South Africa's maize stocks fell at the end of January from a revised 3.179 million tonnes at the end of December, industry data shows.

Zim imports SA maize to stave off hunger

2014-01-03 13:02

Zimbabwe plans to import 150 000 tonnes of maize from South Africa as it faces its worst food shortages in four years.

North West declares drought

2013-09-19 12:31

The North West province says there is a drought across its whole territory, which is an important maize growing region.

Dry weather hits maize-growing areas

2013-03-06 12:58

Dry weather conditions have knocked South Africa's main maize-growing areas, wilting the crop and dashing prospects for better yields this year.

Maize and wheat a tad higher

2012-08-16 14:02

Maize and wheat prices closed slightly higher on the back of consolidation in local and US markets.


Namibian maize farmers fear bad harvest

2015-02-10 18:30

Maize farmers in Namibia fear they might have a bad harvest this season due to poor rainfall and scorching heat, a union says.

SA maize estimate little changed - survey

2014-08-22 11:30

South Africa is likely to slightly raise its 2014 maize output forecast, as traders expect no surprises before the end of the season.

SA maize crop bigger than expected

2014-07-29 19:01

The government's crop estimates committee says deliveries to silos show a bigger crop of yellow maize than previously thought.

Good news for SA maize output

2014-07-25 19:23

South Africa is likely to raise its 2014 maize output forecast slightly as harvesting draws to a close with little expectation of a big change in the estimate.

Milling firm wins case against Pioneer Foods

2014-03-18 14:02

A Free State maize milling company has won a case in the Supreme Court of Appeal against food giant Pioneer Foods in a trademark dispute.

Innovations could curb world hunger -study

2014-02-13 14:18

A mix of farming technologies could significantly improve global food security by mid-century as the world's population swells to a projected 9 billion.

SA's maize stocks fall

2013-09-24 16:22

South African maize stocks have dipped at the end of August compared to the end of July, data show.

Zambia cuts maize, fuel strings

2013-05-23 16:04

Zambia's decision to cut subsidies on maize and remove a fuel subsidy is likely to raise prices and dash its goal of becoming a regional breadbasket.

Zambia mulls maize price controls

2012-12-28 14:52

Zambia is considering re-introducing price controls on its staple maize meal to protect consumers from food inflation.

Maize and wheat follow Chicago lower

2012-08-13 13:44

Maize and wheat prices ended lower‚ following the Chicago Board of Trade‚ after a supply-and-demand data print.

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