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Government Publishes Policy on Pesticide Management


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesMinister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has published a policy on the management of pesticides. It appears in Government Gazette 33899.According to the…

Application for a Statutory Levy on Lucerne Seed and Hay


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe National Agricultural Marketing Council has applied for a statutory levy on lucerne seed and lucerne hay. This application is made in terms of section…

Statutory Measures Gazetted for Red Meat Industry


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesMinister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has gazetted statutory measures for the red meat industry as regulated by Marketing of Agricultural Products Act…

Wine Industry Requests Increase in Statutory Levies


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesWine industry representative organisations have applied to the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries for an increase in statutory levies for: · information;· research and…

Draft Policy on Plant Breeders’ Rights Published for Comment


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published a draft policy on the rights of plant breeders.The draft policy seeks to address gaps in…

Update on Transformation of Agricultural Sector


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe parliamentary portfolio committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries has been holding public hearings on transformation in the agricultural sector.A variety of organisations have made…

Farm Feeds Regulations Amended


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesRegulations affecting vehicles and warehouses used to transport and store raw materials, semi-processed and finished products - including packaging - have been inserted in the…

Draft Policy on Small-Scale Fisheries Published for Comment


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published for comment a draft policy on small-scale fisheries. The document appears in Government Gazette 33530.Interested and…

Levy on Winter Cereals Introduced


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesGovernment has announced a levy aimed at providing financial support for the winter cereal industry's information and research functions.The levy for 2010/11 will come into…