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Trump’s tariffs may kill farming in South Africa sooner than land confiscation

By ethan / August 29, 2018

Last week, US President Donald Trump expressed deep concerns over alleged land seizures and “large-scale killing of farmers” in South Africa, and even ordered the secretary of state to closely study the issue. However, it’s not the land reform (currently on hold pending further review) which is seen as a real threat to some farmers. […]

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Chinese tariffs hitting US where it’s most vulnerable – farming

By ethan / April 5, 2018

Soybean trade between China and the US, crucial for American agriculture, would become the first casualty in a trade war between the world’s biggest economies. Beijing announced Wednesday it is going to slap a 25-percent tariff on American agriculture, cars, and more than 100 products if the US imposes levies on Chinese goods. One of […]

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From arms to farming: Russia becomes a grain superpower

By ethan / November 3, 2017

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 10:52 Exports of Russian wheat have grown by nearly a quarter in the first ten months of 2017, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Russia now earns more from agriculture exports than weapons sales. Wheat exports surged by 23 percent to 10.6 million tons with overall sales of Russian grain […]

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