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Tag: Farming

Record grain harvest will bolster economic recovery

WESTERN Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by Executive Mayor Sakkie Franken of the Overberg District Municipality and Mayor Paul Swart of the Cape Agulhas Municipality  recently visited grain...

Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture (FSA) gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Dr Jack Armour, operations...

Crookes fruitless endeavours

AGRIBUSINESS Crookes Brothers, which has been actively trying to diversify from its traditional sugar farming base, has taken a big step back on its deciduous fruit foray in the Western Cape. In the...

Precision farming: The benefits of utilising drones for your business

In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, South African farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximise area use. And that's where advanced technologies...

South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs

JOHANNESBURG - Herman Pretorius is just the kind of white South African farmer U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern for when he barged into the country’s delicate land reform debate by...

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