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Statement: Foot and mouth disease status in Zimbabwe
Statement: Foot and mouth disease status in Zimbabwe Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has noted with concern reports of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Zimbabwe.
Vaccines distributed to tackle Zim foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
Vaccines distributed to tackle Zim foot-and-mouth disease outbreak Bloemfontein - Hundreds of thousands of doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine have been distributed in Zimbabwe as its veterinary authorities grapple to contain...
Technology no substitute for good farming
Technology no substitute for good farming Bloemfontein - A respected agricultural economist has reminded farmers the latest technology is no substitute for being a good farmer.
Free State loses yet another agriculture MEC
Free State loses yet another agriculture MEC Bloemfontein - The announcement by Free State Premier Ace Magashule that the province has been declared a disaster area comes as the agricultural community in the...
NGOs raise concerns ahead of World Forestry Conference
NGOs raise concerns ahead of World Forestry Conference Durban - With just days to go before the 14th World Forestry Congress gets underway in Durban from September 7 to 11, NGOs are already taking advantage of the...
TAU SA won't compromise to uninformed land reform process
TAU SA won't compromise to uninformed land reform process Bloemfontein - The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa says it cannot compromise itself to a ‘land reform process’ aimed at dishing out hectares without an...
Restitution should not inhibit rural growth, says Agri SA
Restitution should not inhibit rural growth, says Agri SA Bloemfontein - Agri SA is calling on Government to ensure that the restitution of land rights is done in such a way that it does not inhibit rural growth and investment.
Agri North West and Govt commit to taking hands
Agri North West and Govt commit to taking hands Lichtenburg - North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Manketsi Tlhape has reassured farmers in the province that government is there for them.
Developing farmers thrive with Nguni Cattle Project
Developing farmers thrive with Nguni Cattle Project Beneficiaries of the Nguni Cattle Project are going from strength to strength and have won several awards in the 2015 Agricultural Research Council (ARC) National Beef...
More than 800 farmers receive certificates
More than 800 farmers receive certificates Bloemfontein - Hundreds of farmers who participated in skills development training offered by the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)...
Agri sector shrinks by more than 17%
Agri sector shrinks by more than 17% Bloemfontein - Government is being asked to get its priorities in order after the agriculture sector posted the largest fall in activity out of all sectors in the...
ARC researcher excited about potential of hemp
ARC researcher excited about potential of hemp Bloemfontein - The nutritional benefit of hemp seed oil is just one of several applications that researchers into the uses of industrial hemp are excited about.
El Niño, exchange rate could work in favour of producers
El Niño, exchange rate could work in favour of producers Bloemfontein - A well-known agricultural economist says it is important to take note of the severe El Niño weather system and the potential impact on production for the...
Maize production estimate revised upwards
Maize production estimate revised upwards Bloemfontein - The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) has adjusted the size of the expected commercial maize crop upwards by 0,8% or 83 200 tons.
NWK announces launch of remote sensing company
NWK announces launch of remote sensing company Bloemfontein - Farmers and agriculture businesses will have access to valuable remote sensing data that will assist with meeting precision farming requirements in the new...
Women winner promotes Free State as wine making mecca
Women winner promotes Free State as wine making mecca Bloemfontein - The winner of the top commercial farmer category in the Free State Female Entrepreneur Awards is on a mission to convince wine connoisseurs that the...
Agrometeorological training aimed at improving food security
Agrometeorological training aimed at improving food security Bloemfontein - The quest to ensure that less people go to bed hungry at night is one of two major driving forces behind weather training being given to farmers and...
CSA women head to Durban for national awards
CSA women head to Durban for national awards Bloemfontein - South Africa’s top female farmers will gather in Durban later this week for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ annual Female...
75th Jacaranda Agricultural Show kicks off this week
75th Jacaranda Agricultural Show kicks off this week Pretoria - Organisers of the 75th annual Jacaranda Agricultural Show, which gets underway in Pretoria this week, say the four-day event will provide visitors from across...
ARC announces collaboration with UK Agri-tech organisation
ARC announces collaboration with UK Agri-tech organisation Bloemfontein - A new collaboration between South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and a UK trade and investment organisation is hoped to unlock the potential...
Govt procurement process in the spotlight at agri workshop
Govt procurement process in the spotlight at agri workshop Bloemfontein - The opportunities for farmers to supply government departments with goods will come under the spotlight during the Agri workshops and publications event in...
Agri SA welcomes report into farm safety and security
Agri SA welcomes report into farm safety and security Bloemfonten - Agri SA has committed itself to taking hands with all relevant roleplayers to work towards improving the safety and security of farming communities, sooner...
FS dairy farmers express concerns
FS dairy farmers express concerns Bloemfontein - Milk producers have raised grave concerns about the future of the dairy industry during the Free State Milk Producers organistion AGM and Congress in...
Challenges and prospects both highlighted at Agri NC Congress
Challenges and prospects both highlighted at Agri NC Congress Kimberley - Government statements about the percentage of land in white ownership are a "blatant lie" as there is no way to know for sure until a land audit has been done...
Agri NC Congress to focus on transformation
Agri NC Congress to focus on transformation Kimberley - Agri Northern Cape will be focusing on transformation, land reform and the economic pressures being faced by producers during its annual congress in Kimberley...
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