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Asiatiese vrugtevlieg gedy na goeie neerslae

Die goeie neerslae wat die afgelope ruk oor die meeste provinsies uitgesak het bied gunstige toestande vir die voorkoms van die Asiese vrugtevlieg (Bactrocera invadens).

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SA could have the largest wheat harvest since 2002

The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) recently released its sixth production forecast for 2021/22 winter crops. There were notable changes from the previous update of the end of December 2021, with wheat production forecast up by 3% to 2,21 million tonnes, which is the largest expected wheat crop produced since 2002, when it was 2,43 million tonnes.

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The Impact of high 2022 summer rainfall on grain production

This article summarises recent rainfall statistics of the impact of excessive rainfall impact on summer crop production in the 2021/2022 season.

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Swaar neerslae en moontlike vloedtoestande vir komende weke voorspel

Dit gaan ʼn sopnat Februarie wees oor die sentrale tot oostelike dele van die land, met moontlike vloedtoestande oor die noordelike dele van die Oos-Kaap, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng en die suidelike dele van Limpopo.

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Die prys van tamaties styg skerp

Die prys van tamaties het oor die afgelope ruk sodanig gestyg dat die jaar-tot-jaar styging op 41% gerealiseer het.

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What Ukraine-Russia tension means for SA agriculture and agribusiness

While we have started the year focusing on domestic factors affecting South Africa's agriculture and agribusiness, especially given the recent excessive rains that have worried some farmers, geopolitics factors have now also come to the fore.

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Excellent South African plum crop

South African plum growers have reported excellent crop quality this season as the UK marketing campaign looks to inspire consumers to choose their fruit.

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Tropiese storm Ana sorg vir neerslae in Noord-Kaap

Oorblyfsels van die tropiese storm Ana sal na verwagting tot die einde van die week reën na dele van die Noord-Kaap bring.

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Oppervlakteskatting oortref verwagtinge

Hoewel die oppervlakteskatting vir somergewasse weens baie reën laer is as die verwagtinge in Oktober verlede jaar, is dit steeds meer as wat baie kenners verwag het.

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Afrika gaan gebuk onder kleinveepes

Die kleinveesiekte Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR) is besig om stadig maar seker uit die noorde van Afrika suidwaarts te beweeg, en die gevaar wat dit vir Suid-Afrika inhou, moet nie onderskat word nie.

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Hortgro excited by success in India

Hortgro, South Africa's apple and pear grower association, is set to expand its promotional campaign in India in the upcoming season, following the successful launch of its market development programme in 2021.

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Nog neerslae vir Februarie voorspel

Ligter reënneerslae word in die komende weke oor die somerreënstreek verwag, terwyl neerslae in die tweede week van Februarie kan begin toeneem oor Noordwes, die Vrystaat, die suidelike dele van KwaZulu-Natal en die noordelike dele van die Oos-Kaap.

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ʼn Senwes seder val

Mnr. Johan Dique, voormalige Groep Uitvoerende Beampte van Senwes en besigheidstrateeg, is op Maandag 25 Januarie 2022 oorlede.

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Agribel | Results of Script Dividend Offer

Shareholders are referred to the announcement made on 3 December 2021 and the subsequent circular dated 14 December 2021 in terms of which shareholders were informed of the offer to receive a distribution of ordinary shares in the Company (Script Dividend) instead of the cash distribution of 25 cents per share for the interim period ended 31 October 2021 (dividend no. 43) (Cash dividend).

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SA wynbedryf vier 363 triomfantlike jare

Klink vanjaar op 2 Februarie om 20:00 ’n glasie en vier 363 jaar van Suid-Afrikaanse wynerfenis.

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ARC | Agro-Climate Network records extreme destructive rainfall

The Agricultural Research Council's (ARC) automatic weather station network recorded exceptionally high rainfall totals over a large part of the summer-grain production region between November 2021 and early January this year.

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Ruvasa | Toestande gunstig vir die uitbreking van slenkdalkoors

Toestande is gunstig vir ʼn uitbreking van slenkdalkoors en boere word gewaarsku om waaksaam te wees vir hierdie en ander veesiektes wat weens baie reën ʼn gevaar vir boere inhou.

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Voorgestelde kragpryse te duur vir landboubedryf

  • 24 January 2022
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Indien Eskom se pryse met die voorgestelde 20,5% verhoog word, sal dit die voorbestaan van talle landbou-ondernemings bedreig.

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Agbiz supports BUSA’s call to review regulations relating to high cube containers

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) earlier this week wrote to the Minister of Transport calling for an urgent review of Regulation 224 (b) of the National Road Traffic Act (Act 93 of 1996). Agbiz firmly supports this call.

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Agri SA en affiliasies verwelkom rampverklaring

Die verklaring van die talle oorstromings in die land tot ʼn nasionale ramp word deur Agri SA en sy affiliasies verwelkom.

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SA consumer food price inflation likely to moderate somewhat in 2022

The data released by Statistics South Africa shows that consumer food price inflation slowed marginally to 5,9% in December 2021 from 6,0% in November.

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Trekkerverkope styg verder in Desember

Trekkerverkope van 660 eenhede in Desember is byna 44% meer as die 460 eenhede wat die vorige Desember verkoop is.

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Agri Noordwes vergader met provinsiale rampbestuurowerheid

Luidens ʼn opname deur Agri Noordwes het die swaar reënneerslae wat sedert Desember in die provinsie voorgekom het, erge skade aan ongeveer 40% van die somergrane aangerig.

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Beware of the spread of the resistant Palmer amaranth in the summer rainfall region

One of the most aggressive weeds that has ever invaded South Africa, the Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), has been confirmed on a maize farm in the Potchefstroom district of the Northwest Province.

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South African lemon juice exporters surprised by US dumping allegation

The South African lemon juice industry received notice on 6 January that Californian citrus juice producer Ventura Coastal had lodged a petition with the US Government, seeking antidumping duties against lemon juice concentrate from Brazil and South Africa.

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Verhoogde Sasria-tariewe laat wrang nasmaak

“Ongemaklik en geskok.” Dit is die reaksie van Vrystaat Landbou in die lig van die drastiese verhogings in Sasria-tariewe wat vanaf 1 Februarie 2022 op sekere voertuie wat in die landbou gebruik word, in werking tree.

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Departement skort koopbewyse vir bestaansboere op

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling het, met onmiddellike effek, die hulpverligtingsprogram vir bestaansboere opgeskort.

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The journey towards a thriving continental agrifood system

The year 2021 was one of critical conversations about global agrifood systems – the processes and methods through which farming produces food. Following on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in global poverty, 2021 was a year for recovery and an urgent call to transform food systems if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets by 2030.

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Rolspelers gekant teen regulering van teeltegnieke

ʼn Besluit dat nuwe teeltegnieke aan dieselfde streng regulasies as vir geneties gemodifiseerde organismes (GMO’s) onderwerp gaan word, het hewige reaksie vanuit verskillende oorde binne die landbousektor ontlok.

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Berries ZA launch first trade-focused campaign in Germany

Berries South Africa, the industry association for South African blueberries, raspberries and blackberries (Berries ZA) are running a B2B promotional campaign on blueberries, targeting key industry players in Germany ahead of Fruit Logistica.

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Bayer invites global researchers to take part in novel Testing4Ag program

Bayer recently announced the launch of Testing4Ag, a new program which allows research scientists from around the world to submit novel chemistries to Bayer for testing in hopes of identifying potential new modes of action to control fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds.

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Nog neerslae verwag vir komende week

Die kans op 50 mm reën of selfs meer bly hoog oor die sentrale tot noordoostelike dele van die land en volgens Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, kan dié vooruitsig tot en met volgende week duur.

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OBP | Dieregesondheidskenners vra dringende ingryping

Suid-Afrikaanse dieregesondheidskenners eis in ʼn ope brief dringende regeringsoptrede om óf Onderstepoort Biologiese Produkte (OBP) se entstofproduksie behoorlik te hervat óf om hierdie produksie aan private maatskappye oor te gee.

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Verklaar vloedgeteisterde gebiede tot rampgebied

Verklaar distrikte in die vloedgeteisterde Wes-Vrystaat tot rampgebiede. Dit is die pleidooi van Vrystaat Landbou (VL) en TLU SA nadat dit bevind is dat meer as 60% van gesaaides in dié streek deur erge vloedskade bedreig word.

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Sprinkaanplaag bedreig padverkeer in Karoo

Swerms bruinsprinkane beweeg tans oor paaie in die Karoo en kan toenemend ʼn padveiligheidskrisis in die gebied veroorsaak en dr Gerhard Verdoorn, bedryfsbestuurder van CropLife SA, maan motoriste om op hul hoede te wees.

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TLU SA | Laat brandstofprys verlaging by verbruikers uitkom

TLU SA is verheug oor die verlaging van die prys van diesel en petrol wat vandag, 5 Januarie 2022, in werking tree, sê mnr. Henk van de Graaf, TLU SA streeksvoorsitter: Noord en lid van TLU SA se uitvoerende komitee.

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Vooruitsigte vir ʼn sopnat somersaaigebied

Die groot hoeveelhede reën in die somersaaigebied gaan waarskynlik nie binnekort ophou nie, aldus Johan van den Berg, onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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Brandstofpryse daal gedurende Januarie

Motoriste landwyd slaak ʼn sug van verligting na die aankondiging deur die departement van minerale hulpbronne dat ʼn algehele afname in brandstofpryse vir Januarie in die vooruitsig gestel word.

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Waak teen haarwurmuitbrake na goeie neerslae

Die wydverspreide reën en warm toestande wat oor die somerreënvalstreek voorkom, kan lei tot probleme met haarwurm.

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Lizelle hits two ICC award nominations out of the park

Senwes Dragons player, Lizelle Lee, has been shortlisted for not one but two individual categories of the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards.

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A wet summer ahead | South African Weather Service

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued the following Seasonal Climate Watch for the period January to May 2022.

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Senwes toep | uit met die oue en in met die nuwe

Gebruikers van die Senwes Graan toep moet daarop let dat dié toep eersdaags gestaak gaan word, en in die nuwe Senwes toep (#SenwesApp) geïnkorporeer gaan word. Dit is daarom nou die aangewese tyd om die skuif na die allesomvattende Senwes toep te maak.

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Verhoogde kragtariewe kan landbousektor kniehalter – Vrystaat Landbou

Eskom se versoek om kragtariewe vroeg volgende jaar met 20,5% te verhoog kan die landbousektor kniehalter meen Vrystaat Landbou.

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Senwes Grainlink en Senwes Equipment | Geel masjien maak paaie vir produsente gelyk

Die verval van infrastruktuur in die platteland tesame met die mislukking van basiese dienste gee nie net aanleiding tot grootskaalse agteruitgang nie, maar bied ook ʼn daadwerklike uitdaging aan produsente oraloor.

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South Africa beef industry outlook 2022

The beef processing sector in South Africa has experienced its fair share of ups and downs in 2021, battling the fall-out from COVID-19 like severe supply chain backlogs, more pressure on pricing (pushing it upwards), and ongoing disease management burdens like Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreaks.

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AVC Relief Umbrella-projek| Vennootskap plant sade van volhoubaarheid

In die 19-maande sedert die ontstaan van die Senwes Groep se hulpverleningsinisiatief, die AVC (Agricultural Value Chain) Relief Umbrella-projek, is daar reeds in meer as 379 000 kwesbare individue, regoor die land, se basiese voedselbehoeftes voldoen.

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Goeie jaar vir verkope van landboumasjinerie

Trekkerverkope van 742 eenhede in November is 22% meer as die 606 eenhede wat verlede November verkoop is. Vir die jaar tot dusver is 25% meer trekkers verkoop as in 2020.

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Nuwe uitvoerende hoof vir MPO

Die Melkprodusente-ogranisasie (MPO) het by wyse van ʼn persverklaring aangekondig dat Gerhard Kriel as die organisasie se nuwe uitvoerende hoof aangestel is. Kriel sal dié amp op 3 Januarie 2022 opneem.

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Grootste koringoes in twee dekades

Die nasionale oesskattingskomitee het in sy vyfde skatting vir wintergewasse die verwagte koringoes met 36 000 ton (1,7%) opgeskuif van die vorige skatting tot 2, 153 miljoen ton. Dié aanpassing maak dit die grootste verwagte koringoes sedert 2002.

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Wagyu wen gesogte beesvleiskompetisie

Net meer as ʼn jaar nadat die Protea Reserve Wagyu Company (PRWC) in Junie 2020 gestig is, is dié maatskappy onlangs as die wenner van die Suid-Afrikaanse Voerkraalvereniging en Alfa-ekspo se gesogte beesvleiskompetisie aangewys.

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Water | Agri SA bied terugblik en verwagtinge

Die landbousektor het gedurende die jaar ʼn aantal opmerklike gebeure ervaar met betrekking tot water. In hierdie opiniestuk bied Janse Rabie, Hoof: Natuurlike Hulpbronne, Agri SA, sy mening oor die gebeure tot op hede. Hy gee ook sy mening oor wat in 2022 verwag kan word.

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Potatoes South Africa steps up to tackle SA food crisis

Against the backdrop of the country’s growing food crisis, Potatoes South Africa has stepped up to the plate to donate over 2,000 kilograms of potatoes to feed the hungry this festive season – and is challenging other South Africans to “pass the potato” and do the same.

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Garsoes daal merkbaar na rekordlopie

Dit word gereken dat vanjaar se garsoes sowat die helfte kleiner sal wees as 2020 se rekordoes van 588 000 ton. Die rede hiervoor is kleiner aanplantings en ongunstige weer.

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Introduction of inspection services on grains and oilseeds halted

The Appeal Board that was appointed by the Director-General of the Department of Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) to rule on the implementation of the inspection services on grain and oilseeds, found that it was unlawful and not procedurally fair.

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Inskrywings vir SA Suiwelkampioenskap eersdaags ingewag

Is jy ʼn suiwelprodusent wie se produkte in die handel beskikbaar is? Indien wel, inskrywings vir volgende jaar se prestige SA Suiwelkampioenskap word vanaf Maandag, 10 Januarie 2022 ingewag.

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SA witnesses spike in tomato and potato prices

A spike in tomato and potato prices will force South Africans to reach even deeper into their pockets this festive season.

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Inkrimping van landbousektor-ekonomie geen rede tot kommer nie

  • 09 December 2021
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Ekonome meen dat die inkrimping van Suid-Afrika se landbou-ekonomie tydens die derde kwartaal nie die voorspelde algehele groei van dié sektor in 2021 sal belemmer nie.

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Agbiz | Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to reach required support

The Ad Hoc Committee tasked with drafting an amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution tabled their report and the final version of the 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill in the National Assembly.

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Rekord uitvoervolumes vir sagtesitrus

Volgens die Sitruskwekwersvereniging van Suid-Afrika oortref die 30,9 miljoen sagtesitrus (in 15kg-kartonne), verlede jaar se uitvoervolume van 26,6 miljoen kartonne. Dit verteenwoordig ʼn groei van 31%.

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Die jongste oor SA se bek-en-klouseer uitbreking

Aldus ʼn verklaring wat deur die Rooivleisprodusente-organisasie (RPO) uitgereik is, bevestig serologiese en kliniese waarneming deur die Direktoraat van Dieregesondheid dat die bek-en-klouseer uitbreking in KwaZulu-Natal voortgaan.

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Agribusiness Confidence Index rebounds in fourth quarter

After a slight retreat to 67 in the third quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) recovered to 74 points in the final quarter of this year.

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Press Release | Senwes Group announces good interim results

  • 03 December 2021
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The financial results of the Senwes Group reflect a 47,8% increase in turnover amounting to R5,2 billion (2020: R3,5 billion), while earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation increased from R511 million to R533 million.

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Blueberry industry the fastest-growing horticultural industry in SA

During their monthly Beanstalk.Global broadcasts, PMA Southern Africa and a panel of experts discuss key aspects of various types of fresh produce grown in South Africa and look into ways of expanding existing markets and entering new ones.

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Senwes Equipment skitter tydens John Deere-toekenningsgeleentheid

John Deere is die voorloper in tegnologiese vooruitgang in die land­boubedryf en open ʼn hele nuwe wêreld van presisiemoontlikhede vir boere wat vertroud is met hulle stelsels.

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Groot swerms sprinkane byna daagliks gewaar

In die noordwestelike gedeeltes van die Noord-Kaap, by onder meer Concordia, Springbok, Boesmanland en Pofadder word daar daagliks groot uitbrekings van sowat 400 swerms sprinkane aangemeld.

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Toename in hondsdolheidgevalle onder mense

Die aantal gevalle van hondsdolheid onder mense is tans die hoogste wat dit die afgelope vyf jaar was, aldus die Nasionale Instituut vir Oordraagbare Siektes (Nios). Dié toename in getalle word toegeskryf aan ʼn onlangse uitbreking van hondsdolheid onder troeteldiere.

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Brandstofprys styg skerp in Desember

Dit wil voorkom asof Jan Tuisbly se karretjie die rondtes gaan doen dié Desember, nadat dit aangekondig is dat petrol vanaf Woensdag af 81c per liter duurder gaan wees.

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Afrika-perdesiekte | OBP verseker entstofbeskikbaarheid teen Desember

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling is hoopvol dat die tekort en in sommige gevalle onbeskikbaarheid aan die Onderstepoort Biologiese Produkte (OBP) se entstof teen Afrika-perdesiekte teen Desember opgelos sal wees.

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SA en Omikron-variant | Dit is wat jy moet weet

President Cyril Ramaphosa het gisteraand aangekondig dat Suid-Afrika op vlak 1 van die staat van inperking, waarop die land sedert 1 Oktober is, sal aanbly. Dié aankondiging kom te midde van die ontdekking van Omikron, ʼn nuwe variant van die virus wat Covid-19 veroorsaak.

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Development for economic growth hampered – TLU SA

  • 26 November 2021
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The President wants it to be easier for South Africans to do business to encourage economic growth, but what’s happening at the grassroots level is completely contrary to this.

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Somber November vir SA tabakbedryf

Onwettige tabakhandel in Suid-Afrika is buite beheer en daar word gevrees dat die begin van die einde van die plaaslike tabakbedryf se totale waardeketting aangebreek het. So lui ʼn verklaring deur die Suid-Afrikaanse tabaktransformasie-alliansie (Satta).

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Senwes en Agri Securitas slaan saam af vir landelike veiligheid

Die jaarlikse Agri Securitas gholfdag het op Dinsdag, 23 November 2021, plaasgevind met Senwes as ʼn hoofborg van die geleentheid.

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Agricultural machinery sales the highest since 2014

In October 2021, the tractors sales of 856 units, up by 4% y/y, were the highest monthly volume since October 2014. Meanwhile, the combine harvesters' sales of 45 units, up by 73% y/y, were the highest monthly sale since March 2014.

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Goeie weerstoestande die suksesresep vir inmaakvrugte

ʼn Koue winter met goeie neerslae het vanjaar vir aansienlik beter vooruitsigte vir die inmaakvrugtebedryf in Suid-Afrika gesorg. Sò gesels Jacques Jordaan, uitvoerende hoof van die Inmaakprodusentevereniging.

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Gerhard Bruwer is Agri SA se Jongboer van die Jaar

Gerhard Bruwer, ʼn produsent van Douglas in die Noord-Kaap is as die 17de wenner van die gesogte Agri SA se Jongboer van die Jaar-kompetisie aangewys. Bruwer boer met koring, mielies, aartappels en lusern.

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LNR Meester Suiwelboertoekennings virtueel aangekondig

Die jaarlikse Landbou Navorsingsraad (LNR) se Nasionale Meester Suiwelboertoekenningsgeleentheid is op Donderdag 18 November 2021 as 'n virtuele geleentheid aangebied deur Agri-Expo, namens die Nasionale Melkaantekening- en Verbeteringskema van die LNR.

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Globale toename in produksie laat olies se pryse daal

Vuisvose verbruikers sal bly wees om te hoor dat die pryse van produkte soos sonneblom-, palm-, en sojaboonolie na verwagting in die eerste ses maande van aanstaande jaar sal daal.

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US landbou-akademici gee globaal die toon aan

Drie van die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) se voortreflikste akademici is onder die wêreld se mees aangehaalde navorsers volgens die Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021-lys van die Web of Science-groep wat Dinsdag (16 November 2021) bekendgemaak is.

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MPO herstrukturering lei tot personeelvermindering

In die proses van herstrukturering by die Melkprodusente-organisasie (MPO), was die organisasie genoodsaak om die personeeltal met bykans 60% te verminder.

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Erratic year for commercial mango crop

“I reckon that this year’s commercial mango crop will be 15% lower than last year,” says Pieter Buys, chairperson of the South African Mango Growers’ Association.

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Skrap suikerbelasting vir die behoud van die suikerbedryf

Die meesterplan vir die suikerbedryf sal nie werk voordat die suikerbelasting geskrap word nie, aldus die Suid-Afrikaanse Suikerrietkwekersvereniging.

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2021 Winners of Agricultural Writers SA Awards

  • 15 November 2021
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South Africa’s top contributors to agriculture have been recognised at the Agricultural Writers SA Awards 2021. The event, sponsored by Bayer, Santam Agriculture, FNB and Health Squared Agility Agri, gives recognition to the work of those that seek to elevate food security and rural economies.

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Advokaat Gerrie Nel op neutdiewe se spoor

Tydens die Suid-Afrikaanse makadamiakwekersvereniging (Samac) se onlangse makadamiadag op Skukuza het dié organisasie aangekondig dat hul die hulp van adv. Gerrie Nel van AfriForum se private vervolgingseenheid ingeroep het om hul met neutdiefstal te help.

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Agri SA optimisties oor beloofde strukturele hervorming

  • 12 November 2021
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Die landbouorganisasie Agri SA is optimisties oor die beloofde strukturele hervorming wat onder meer vir vervoer en elektrisiteit in die vooruitsig gestel word. Dit volg nadat die mnister van finansies, Enoch Godongwana gister sy eerste mediumtermynbegrotingsraamwerk gelewer het.

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Agbiz welcomes the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

Agbiz welcomes the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, which showed continuity between former Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his successor Enoc Godongwana.

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Somerson en min neerslae vir November

Die onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, Johan van den Berg, meen dat op die kort termyn min reën oor die grootste deel van die somerreëngebied verwag word, terwyl die kwik tot op 30°C en hoër sal styg.

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Nasionale Waterwet | watergebruiksregte kan oorgedra word

Ingevolge die bepalings van die Nasionale Waterwet (Wet 36 van 1998) het waterreghouers nou die reg om watergebruiksregte oor te dra. Gevolglik is dit ook nie verbode of onwettig om handel te dryf in sodanige regte nie.

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The future looks bright for SA kiwifruit industry

The South African kiwifruit industry could experience impressive expansion, as with blueberries, which were stagnant for a long time and expanded greatly as global demand spurred SA farmers to increase their production.

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Europese belangstelling sterk wolprys

Op die 12de wolproduksieveiling van die 2021-2022-verkoopseisoen het die merinowol-markaanwyser met 3,3% gestyg en op 17388c per kilogram skoonwol gesluit.

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Bruin sprinkane | swerms groot bron van kommer

Boere en die breër publiek word gevra om op die uitkyk te wees vir bruin sprinkane nadat die eerste uitbreking vir dié seisoen reeds in die Noord-Kaap aangemeld is.

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