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Biotech crops help producers overcome challenges

South Africa’s biotech crop adoption increased a further 3% in just one year between 2017 and 2018, a new report has revealed. The...

#AgriMarkets: SA agricultural economy could recover in 2020

A few weeks back we noted that it is almost certain that South Africa’s agricultural economy will contract in 2019, mainly as...

#AgriMarkets: USDA report predicts drop in global supplies

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report soon, which will give a sense...

Summer crop estimate revised higher

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

#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...