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Statutory Measure on Wheat, Barley and Oats Continued

October 2, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The statutory measure on wheat, barley and oats has been continued.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department announced the continuation in Government Gazette 43746 in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

The guideline price for wheat has also been determined as R4 269,02 per metric ton.

According to the notice, the aim of the statutory measure is to compensate breeders of wheat, barley and oats varieties for their contribution towards obtaining and utilising improved international agriculture related intellectual property to the benefit of the wheat, barley and oats industries in South Africa.

It is important to cultivate high yielding crops from seed varieties that are most suited for particular regions in the country and imperative for South African commodities to conform to international quality standards so that South African producers of wheat, barley and oats can remain competitive in international markets.

The levies until 30 September 2021 are R30 per metric ton for wheat, barley and oats.

The statutory measure came into effect on 1 October 2020 and will lapse on 30 September 2023.