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Wind in the Cape reduces soft citrus packouts

The soft citrus season is busy catching up on an initial slow start due to delayed colouring in many areas. With some...

#AgriMarkets: SA agricultural trade surplus expands

If we do not write about South Africa’s first quarter of 2019 agricultural trade figures, one would assume that there have been...

April 2019: Market overview Markoorsig

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic departmental head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a...

#AgriMarkets: SA to benefit from increased global grain supplies

As the 2019/20 production season begins in a number of countries in the northern hemisphere, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

#AgriMarkets: Winter crops will benefit from positive weather

The Western Cape is the leading producer of South Africa’s winter crops, which are wheat, barley and canola. It is also in...

#AgriMarkets: Chinese potential for SA avocado exports

Not many agricultural subsectors are testimony to the export-led growth ambitions, of the South African government, as avocados.  Between the 1994/1995 and...

#AgriMarkets: Southern Africa’s grain story post Cyclone Idai

As Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe continue to rebuild after the devastation wrought by  Cyclone Idai last month, we thought it appropriate to revisit the...

Rekordbedrag vir Vrystaat Landbou veiligheidslessenaar ingesamel

VKB en sy verskaffers het onlangs ’n gholfdag ten bate van Vrystaat Landbou (VL) se veiligheidslessenaar gehou. “Die geld wat ingesamel is, is nie...

#AgriMarkets: Good winter harvest expected

In about a month’s time, South African farmers will start land preparation for winter crop plantings in the Western Cape as the...

#AgriMarkets: Global food prices could remain stable

The recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides further evidence that the...