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Lesotho border case back in court
Lesotho border case back in court Bloemfontein - The notorious Lesotho border case, which has been on the go for more than eight years, is back in the Bloemfontein High Court this week.
UFS scientists teach plants to 'wake up'
UFS scientists teach plants to "wake up" Bloemfontein - Researchers at the University of the Free State (UFS) have been working on a product that will help plants, particularly crops such as maize or wheat,...
FSA Congress to focus on the positive
FSA Congress to focus on the positive Bloemfontein - Success stories and the good side of agriculture are expected to dominate the agenda during Free State Agriculture's (FSA) annual congress taking place at...
Mechanisation playing a large role in agriculture
Mechanisation playing a large role in agriculture Potchefstroom - Mechanisation and technological developments in terms of implements and equipment will in future continue to play a large role in the modern agricultural...
Farmers also affected by water restrictions
Farmers also affected by water restrictions Bloemfontein - Farmers in and around the Mangaung area are being asked to reduce water used for irrigation purposes by 50%.
Police still searching for suspects in two of three farm attacks
Police still searching for suspects in two of three farm attacks Free State police are still searching for three people believed to have been involved in the attack on the farm Rondekom near Lindley, which left 77-year-old Hein Smith...
VKB praised for having the courage of a Knight
VKB praised for having the courage of a Knight Bloemfontein - VKB has already diversified beyond being more than just an agricultural company and has now taken this even further as it steps up to bat a three-year...
Wepener kinders sê dankie met sang en dans
Wepener kinders sê dankie met sang en dans bloemfontein - Boere en dorpsinwoners word vandag in Wepener met sang en dans getrakteer deur honderde kinders wat baat vind by die Feed a Child-projek.
Bultfontein farmer's invention being tested in Ghana
Bultfontein farmer's invention being tested in Ghana Bloemfontein - A Bultfontein farmer whose inventions are taking root all the way up Africa is at it again, this time with a hand powered implement that will assist...
Hobhouse stock thieves arrested in Lesotho
Hobhouse stock thieves arrested in Lesotho Bloemfontein - A Hobhouse farmer who lost almost his entire flock of sheep to stock thieves is hopeful that the arrest of two Lesotho nationals could spell an end to the...
Conference gives hands-on advice on doing business in Africa
Conference gives hands-on advice on doing business in Africa Bloemfontein - Delegates attending the Farmbiz Agribusiness Africa Conference underway in Johannesburg this week will leave with a much better understanding of how to go...
DRDLR approves acuisition of R15,5-million farm for agriculture graduates
DRDLR approves acuisition of R15,5-million farm for agriculture graduates Bloemfontein - Eight agriculture graduates are receiving support from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in the form of a R15,5-million farm purchased in...
South Africans are also from Africa, conference hears
South Africans are also from Africa, conference hears Johannesburg - Opportunities and challenges around doing business in Africa are under the spotlight during the Farmbiz Farmlink Africa Agribusiness Africa Conference...
Young farmers impress with innovation
Young farmers impress with innovation Bloemfontein - The innovative, open-mindedness of young farmers has left top management at the Transvaal Agriculture Union of SA (TAU SA) very excited.
SA misses out on agriculture 'branding' opportunity
SA misses out on agriculture 'branding' opportunity Bloemfontein - South Africa has missed out on an opportunity to brand its agriculture and agro-food systems at an international expo with representation by 140 different...
High fire danger for the rest of the week
High fire danger for the rest of the week Bloemfontein - Fire fighters in the Free State and Northern Cape have attended to 44 veld fires since the start of fire season 2015.
Kritzinger attackers wanted to kill, says TAU SA
Kritzinger attackers wanted to kill, says TAU SA It appears as if the suspects who attacked an elderly couple on their farm Brakdam in the Vrede area on Sunday were trying to murder them.
Resurrected seeds to provide real-time evolution info
Resurrected seeds to provide real-time evolution info Colorado - Millions of seeds are being placed in cold storage in Colorado in the USA as part of a research project set to span more than a half a century.
Agro-meteorological outreach in Memel this week
Agro-meteorological outreach in Memel this week Bloemfontein - The community of Memel is being invited to participate in a public awareness programme during which the SA Weather Service and the Department of...
Land reform gets R204-million injection
Land reform gets R204-million injection Bloemfontein - Thousands of emerging farmers are set to benefit from the R204-million funding approved by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform this week.
Microalgae punted as the food of the future
Microalgae punted as the food of the future Bloemfontein - Care for a bit of pond slime for supper tonight? Well, not really slime, rather algae, or microalgae.
Farm attack realities laid bare at victimology symposium
Farm attack realities laid bare at victimology symposium Bloemfontein - Delegates attending the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth, Australia, were astounded at realities faced by victims...
Working on Fire extinguishes 16 fires in June
Working on Fire extinguishes 16 fires in June Bloemfontein - Regional Working on Fire (WoF) teams extinguished 16 veld fires across Free State and Northern Cape during the first month of what experts are warning is...
ARD refutes claims that MEC is in contempt of Legislature
ARD refutes claims that MEC is in contempt of Legislature Bloemfontein - The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) says it is not true that it failed to respond to questions in the legislature...
Afriforum highlights farm attacks at international symposium in Australia
Afriforum highlights farm attacks at international symposium in Australia Bloemfontein - A delegation from the civil rights group Afriforum is scheduled to address the World Society of Victimology on the impact of farm attacks in South Africa...
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