Wednesday, July 8, 2020

FarmBiz is a unique monthly magazine aimed at agribusinesses and top farmers.

Contact lynette@plaasmedia.co.za for more information. 

The July 2020 edition of FarmBiz brings readers insightful articles ranging from financial and economic affairs to production and processing matters. In this edition we look at a number of pertinent agricultural issues that are high on the agri calendar.

Look forward to articles on:

  • Business trends post-COVID-19.
  • Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?
  • The tale of Philip’s Tunnel.
  • Invasive plants and soil health.
  • Tips to ward off olive trunk diseases.
  • Legalising medical cannabis in South Africa.
  • The responsible use of antibiotics.
  • Global herb production trends.
  • Weird and wonderful veggies.
  • Labour and legal issues.
  • And much more!

Get your copy of FarmBiz from your nearest retailer or become a subscriber today! To subscribe, phone Beauty Mthombeni on 064 890 6941 or SMS ‘Subscribe’ and your phone number to 064 890 6941 and we will get in touch. The magazine is also available at www.magzter.com or as an interactive flipbook at digimags.agriorbit.com.

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