April marked the end of SA’s 2023-24 marketing year for maize. This marketing year corresponds with the 2022-23 production season, as the crop harvested midyear in 2023 was marketed from then to end-April.

According to data from the crop estimates committee of the department of agriculture, forestry & fisheries, the 2022-23 production season was characterised by an excellent harvest of 16.4-million tonnes. This was on the back of large plantings and the favourable summer rainfall that boosted the yields...

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