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Drought weighs on Pioneer

Drought weighs on Pioneer

15/02/2016 - 10:24
Johannesburg - Pioneer Foods Group said a drought in South Africa is weighing on earnings as soaring grain prices hit volumes and margins at the country’s second-biggest food maker. read more
Grains weaker on firmer rand

Grains weaker on firmer rand

08/11/2012 - 10:49
SA maize and wheat prices closed the Wednesday session lower due to a stronger rand after the US dollar eased after news of US President Obama’s re-election. read more
Chicken producers forced to cut jobs

Chicken producers forced to cut jobs

27/08/2012 - 10:10
Bloomberg: Astral Foods cut 150 jobs as it reduced output after the price of grains, its biggest cost, surged to a record and cheaper imports of the birds increased, the country’s second-biggest chicken producer said read more
Ugly mutant virus threatens SA wheat

Ugly mutant virus threatens SA wheat

23/08/2012 - 09:56
With drought in the US, Europe and Africa threatening to send maize prices soaring, another threat to food prices has reached SA — Ug99, a variant of stem rust that could reduce wheat production levels. read more
Maize and wheat a tad higher

Maize and wheat a tad higher

17/08/2012 - 08:32
Johannesburg – Maize and wheat prices closed a slightly higher on Thursday‚ on the back of consolidation in local and US markets. read more
Biotech crops in SA up by 100,000ha in 2011

Biotech crops in SA up by 100,000ha in 2011

09/03/2012 - 08:48
Biotech crops in SA have for the second consecutive year increased by 100,000 hectares in 2011, according to an expert. read more
Commodity trading giant warns of tough year ahead

Commodity trading giant warns of tough year ahead

14/02/2012 - 09:56
Bunge, a leading supplier of agricultural commodities including grains and soyabeans, has said that it expects market conditions to remain challenging over the year ahead.  read more
Food price index ends year with sharp drop

Food price index ends year with sharp drop

13/01/2012 - 09:40
Food prices fell in December 2011 with the food price index dropping 2.4%, according to the UN Food Agricultural Organisation's monthly report. read more