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Little rain cause challenging circumstances for winter grain

Grain producers in the Western Cape suffered damage due to unnaturally dry weather conditions this year. The season kicked off well but...

Winter crop is still estimated downwards

The National Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) has released the 2019 area estimates and third winter crop estimate. Wheat

SA winter crops: Estimates revised down

The dry and warm weather conditions experienced in the Western Cape since the end of August have taken a toll on winter...

#AgriMarkets: Consistent rainfall needed to nourish winter crops

While memories of ‘Day Zero’ warnings in late 2017 and early 2018 might be fading in some Cape Town residents’ minds, the...

Taking farmer development to new markets

Without struggle there is no progress. Agricultural development in South Africa has been a gigantic struggle; one that has left many aspiring...

#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...

Smaller yields predicted for winter crops

The area estimates and sixth production forecast of the winter crop of 2018 has been released by the National Crop Estimates Committee. Lees dit in...

Cereal grains consumption continues to increase

From 2007 to 2016, the global cereal grains market showed an upward trend, expanding by 4%, to 2 676 million tons in 2016. According...

Final winter crop production figures slightly up

At a meeting held on 10 May 2018, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop production...