State aid not getting to black farmers

Study shows corruption a hurdle for access to limited available funds

Diversification has helped stem effects of drought, Kaap Agri says

Revenue from the trading division, which includes Agrimark retail branches, mechanisation services and spare parts rose 8.3%

Listeria outbreak set to cost the pork industry at least R1bn

Pork farmers have had to redirect the pigs for the fresh meat market, creating a surplus in the market and lowering prices

WATCH: Listeriosis outbreak has taken a heavy toll on pork producers

Pork Producers’ Organisation CEO Johann Kotze talks to Business Day TV to give more insight into how the industry is faring

Kaap Agri manages to lift revenue despite Cape drought

The growth in the value of business transacted was driven mainly by a 17% increase in the number of transactions

Crookes says land expropriation without compensation poses uncertainty in sugar industry

The agricultural group believes, however, that sanity will prevail; in the six months to September 2017, the company reported a 70.5% plunge in first-half net ...

African jobs at risk over French wood giant bankruptcy

French forestry group Rougier has filed for bankruptcy, putting nearly 3,000 job in central Africa at risk; it cites problems at the Doula port for blocking ...

State allots R4.2bn to buy strategic land

Land reform has dominated political debate in recent months amid talk of expropriation without compensation

Wine makers warn on rise in sin tax

Winery owner says it is probable that many producers will leave the industry or mechanise to reduce their cost structure

The drought will slow growth, warns Kaap Agri boss

Kaap Agri CEO is expecting only single-digit gains in earnings as many farmers battle with water shortages

Cape merger to create agriculture powerhouse

The combined entity will hold an attractive blend of local and export-orientated business

Fishing company TerraSan nets private equity deal

EXEO Capital confirms an undisclosed investment in TerraSan via its Agri-Vie Fund II

Cannabis firm Aurora chases a double deal

The Canadian producer is reportedly in talks to buy two rival businesses after initial resistance to all-stock bid for single company

Free State fire destroys 77,000ha of fields for grazing

Farmers between Bloemfontein and Kimberley lost millions of rand as the inferno destroyed land, a lapa‚ an animal feed store and tractor

SA to have smallest wine harvest in a decade due to drought

The 2018 harvest is expected to be about far smaller than 2017’s with ‘producers’ water resources cut by 40% to 60%’ due to the Western ...

Drought-ravaged Western Cape braces for smallest grape harvest since 2005

Wine industry body VinPro says the drought, a shrinking area under vines and frost damage will have a negative effect on the size of the crop

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