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AGO
2017

Forecast for the corn crop in South Africa.

According to the report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, South Africa will once again be a net exporter of cereals in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. For the 2016-2017 season, a record maize harvest is estimated at 16 million tons and
30
MAY
2016

Drought cut the wheat crop in South Africa.

According to data issued by the South African Grain Information Service, South African farmers reaped 1.44 million tons of wheat, an 18 percent less than in 2014. This is the smallest harvest since 2011 due to the lowest rainfall recorded in more than a century which damaged the harve
10
FEB
2016

South Africa would have to import wheat and corn this year

South Africa would have to import wheat and corn to face one of the worst droughts blamed on “El Niño” The South African Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) , fixed the crop at 7.44m tonnes, a figure above the 5.5m-6.5m tonnes that private analysts had estimated. Separately, the United Nat