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#AgriMarkets: Far-reaching consequences of climate change

The effects of changing the climate, which is, of course, a global challenge, have been felt in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of...

#AgriMarkets: Distortions in agricultural market limit growth

In economics, natural experiments are hard to come by, but once in a while you hit a jackpot without even paying a...

Summer crop estimate higher than previous forecast

The revised area and fifth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

SA agricultural machinery sales remain subdued

This has not been a good year for South Africa’s agricultural machinery market. Tractor and combine harvester sales have been subdued since...

#AgriMarkets: Rain in the US to dampen global maize supplies

When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary estimates for the 2019/20 global grains and oilseeds production, the sentiment...

The maize price, risk and insurance

In March this year the Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) estimate for maize was adjusted upward. The CEC at the time expected a maize crop...

Enter the Pioneer Weigh and Win competition

It’s that time of the year again – time for the annual Pioneer Weigh and Win competition!...

Summer crop estimate higher than previous forecast

The revised area estimate and second production forecast of summer crops, was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Argentina – global leader in no-till agriculture

Argentina is considered a world leader in no-till agriculture, or direct sowing, and has the largest percentage of land (92%) under no-till. At the...

Agro-processing of maize

Most value-added food products available to consumers have been processed in one way or another. Without the aid of food processing, we would not...