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Better maize crop forecast could lead to food inflation easing

Severe drought in the main maize and oilseed production areas of the North West and Free State sparked a jump in prices earlier in 2016

SA maize industry must prioritise access to top 25 most attractive markets


There is also a need to design an industry export strategy that will prioritise these markets and explore existing potential, writes Wandile Sihlobo

Livestock producers snap up poor quality wheat for animal feed


Farms have had bumper crops, but quality problems have weighed on prices. Now wheat is eating into demand for maize as a staple animal feed

Getting wheat, maize and sugar duties wrong, may cause frightening inflation

Green II will fail because 30 and 40 years on, nothing has changed, says the writer. Picture: ISTOCK

It is critical farmers, manufacturers and importers respond to an International Trade and Administration Commission probe of the duties, writes Donald MacKay

Mobile operators help African farmers with advice and managing their admin

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Farmers can get advice on any queries related to crop and livestock, and in terms of market information, they can trace production trends and expected harvests


ON THE WATER: Farmers’ revolution betrayed by subsidies

The question for SA is whether we should permit subsidies as the currency of populist demagoguery

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