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NCape agri community rocked by first farm murder of 2015
NCape agri community rocked by first farm murder of 2015 Bloemfontein - The Northern Cape agriculture community is still reeling after news of the first farm murder in the province for the year broke on OFM News this morning.
Burning issues not expected to feature at Communal Land Indaba
Burning issues not expected to feature at Communal Land Indaba Bloemfontein - Issues such as land ceilings and the 50/50 plan are not expected to feature on the agenda at a communal land reform Indaba being hosted in Johannesburg by...
Unfounded claims of farm worker abuse 'not fair'
Unfounded claims of farm worker abuse "not fair" Bloemfontein - Free State Farmers are doing their bit for the food security of the country and do not deserve to be falsely accused of abusing farmworkers.
Government should go back to drawing board on land restitution
Government should go back to drawing board on land restitution Bloemfontein - National government should go back to the drawing board on its land restitution policies and first address the rights of KhoiSan Communities before...
Farmers race to the rescue in Edenville township blaze
Farmers race to the rescue in Edenville township blaze Bloemfontein - A group of farmers near Edenville abandoned their harvesting to race to the rescue after a fire broke out in the local township.
Answers on Vrede Dairy Project not forthcoming
Answers on Vrede Dairy Project not forthcoming Bloemfontein - Questions about the Free State provincial government’s controversial multi-million flagship programme – the Vrede Dairy Project, which were supposed to be...
Minister expected to open abattoir conference
Minister expected to open abattoir conference Bloemfontein - Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana is scheduled to open the annual Red Meat Abattoir Association Conference in Somerset West in the Cape this week.
Africa, Europe partner for food security
Africa, Europe partner for food security Bloemfontein - The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) will be joining its counterparts in other African countries and Europe to find solutions to future global food...
FSA says farmers' focus is on food production, not politics
FSA says farmers' focus is on food production, not politics Bloemfontein - Free State Agriculture says it is over-the-moon at the positive attitude among farmers attending its third last regional meeting, held in Bethulie today.
FSA says farmers' focus is on food production, not politics
FSA says farmers' focus is on food production, not politics Bloemfontein - Free State Agriculture says it is over-the-moon at the positive attitude among farmers attending its third last regional meeting, held in Bethulie today.
TAU tour investigates investment opportunities in Georgia
TAU tour investigates investment opportunities in Georgia Bloemfontein - The Transvaal Agriculture Union of SA (TAU SA) will embark on a tour to Georgia this week to introduce a group of local farmers to the various investment...
Chinese rear beef with nutritional value of fish
Chinese rear beef with nutritional value of fish Bloemfontein - Chinese scientists have reportedly managed to rear beef with the same benefits as fish.
Afasa disappointed at Nkwinti's absence
Afasa disappointed at Nkwinti's absence Pretoria - The African Farmers’ Association of SA (Afasa) says it is disappointed that Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti was unable to attend a media breakfast in...
Former OVK head passes away
Former OVK head passes away Bloemfontein - A former managing director of OVK, Hardie van Niekerk, passed away in Bloemfontein at the age of 61 this week.
Leaked report highlights Vrede irregularities
Leaked report highlights Vrede irregularities Bloemfontein - The Free State department of agriculture and rural development signed a 99-year rent-free lease agreement with the Indian based company- Estina for the...
Smart sensor can tell whether meat has gone bad
Smart sensor can tell whether meat has gone bad Massachusetts - Researchers are working on a packaging sensor that is hoped to improve food safety, as well as cut down on food waste.
Top animals strut their stuff at Bloem Show
Top animals strut their stuff at Bloem Show Bloemfontein - South Africa’s top Angus bloodlines were in Bloemfontein for the National Angus Championships at Bloem Show on April 29 and 30.
Diesel drop to feed back into agri sector
Diesel drop to feed back into agri sector Bloemfontein - An anticipated 17c/l drop in the price of diesel at the start of May is expected to save farmers just over R4 per hectare being harvested and delivered to...
Nwest Young Farmers focus on 'life in the soil'
Nwest Young Farmers focus on "life in the soil" Lichtenburg - Young Farmers from across North West heard that the role of commercial farming is non-negotiable to ensure food security and that there are still...
Rural safety gets financial injection via Trust
Rural safety gets financial injection via Trust Bloemfontein - Four different rural districts have been given a leg-up in ensuring safety and security through a financial injection from the Agri Securitas Trust Fund.
Hand planting Africa one invention at a time
Hand planting Africa one invention at a time Bloemfontein - A Bultfontein farmer is giving new meaning to the phrase “boer maak ‘n plan” with his range of hand-operated planters taking root all the way up Africa.
Bloemfontein hosts largest open-air Saddle Horse show in the world
Bloemfontein hosts largest open-air Saddle Horse show in the world Bloemfontein - The largest open-air saddle horse show in the world is underway in Bloemfontein with more than 900 horses expected to strut their stuff over the next week.
Harvesters show their mettle
Harvesters show their mettle Bloemfontein - Ask any farmer which harvester is the quickest and most efficient, and he will most likely say his own is the best.
FSA Young Farmer to represent province at national competition
FSA Young Farmer to represent province at national competition Bloemfontein - The winner of the Free State Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year competition says it took a lot of persuading to get him to enter the competition in the...
VL Jongboer aangewys
VL Jongboer aangewys Bloemfontein - Dewetsdorp boer Barend Grobler is op 16 April aangewys as die Vrystaat Landbou Jongboer van die Jaar.
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