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

Kaap Agri confident on continued growth

Diversification helps the group increase annual earnings and gross profit

Crookes first-half HEPS to drop 84% to 52.3c

The drop is due to lower sugar prices and a reduction in sugar cane under crop due to drought

Kaap Agri adds fuel to acquisition campaign in Gauteng and Limpopo

Kaap Agri is an agricultural services conglomerate with a fast-growing retail hub

Green shoots visible for Tongaat after devastating drought

Company expects its sugar production to improve substantially over the next couple of years, thanks to agricultural improvements and new planting initiatives

Sales grow at Kaap Agri in face of drought

The farming community retailer Kaap Agri has kept the profit taps open

Minister says farmers’ protests are not an attack on government

The Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries Minister urges government departments and farmers associations to work together to isolate criminals

SA citrus industry suspends exports to the EU, with exceptions

The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa makes the call amid an ongoing dispute between SA and the EU about the fungal disease, citrus black spot

Afgri heads back to poultry business

Agricultural investment firm’s Philafrica Foods and integrated chicken producer Novos Horizontes agree to venture in Mozambique

Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Drought, and now frost, will put pressure on wine grape producers’ 2018 harvest

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