Will govt choose flying over food? asks drought-stricken farmers

2019-11-12 14:07

As the drought across South Africa continues to threaten farmers, food security must remain the number one priority, with agricultural organisations appealing for relief.

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White maize has first quarterly drop since 2014

2016-06-30 20:06

White corn has fallen for a third day, extending its first quarterly decline since 2014, as farmers’ deliveries increased after the pace of harvesting in growing areas improved.

Grain SA may challenge govt land policy

2016-05-17 17:27

Grain producers group may challenge the government's efforts to expropriate land for redistribution to blacks.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 12:19

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

At least R20bn will be needed to import maize - Grain SA

2016-01-15 18:00

South Africa will need at least R20bn to import the 5 to 6 million tons of maize needed to mitigate the effects that the drought has had on crop production in the country, says Grain SA.

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.

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.

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.


SA farmers raise alarm on persistent drought threat, seek aid

2019-01-25 20:32

As little as 60% of available land was planted this season and those crops are being threatened by heat stress, according to lobby group Grain SA.

Court rules govt must hike wheat tariff

2016-08-18 18:52

The government has been ordered to increase the tariff on wheat imports by 30%, a measure that should have been implemented weeks ago, says Grain SA.

SA may increase maize output estimate

2016-06-22 19:26

SA may may raise its forecast for this season's maize crop for the second time as the dry weather meant no interruptions during harvesting.

Emerging black farmers need R1bn guarantee from govt – Grain SA

2016-02-19 12:30

Government needs to provide a R1bn guarantee for emerging black farmers as part of its food security strategy, Grain SA CEO says.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 06:12

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

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.

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.

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