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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…

Policy to guide future legislation on animal feeds


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Liquor Act changes urgently needed to protect SA, says minister


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NAMC report shows major jump in food prices for 2006/7


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Agri-entities Serving Emerging Farmers To Be “Transformed”


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Exemption to the National Forests Act


Minister of Watter Affairs and ForestryThe minister of water affairs and forestry has declared certain communities that live close to state forests exempt from the need to obtain a forestry…