Monthly Archives: June 2021

Ramaphosa resists outright alcohol ban as he moves SA back to level 3 of the lockdown

Curfew will start an hour earlier while the number of people allowed to gather has been curtailed amid surge in cases that will see Gauteng surpass second-wave peak in ‘days’ President Cyril Ramaphosa stopped short of banning alcohol sales as he moved the country’s lockdown level one notch higher to deal with a third wave of infections that’s threatening to

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Farmers explore markets for specialty grain crops

Faced with short supplies of water and tough commodity prices, California farmers are looking increasingly to specialty markets to make it worth their while to keep grains in the ground during the winter. While wheat acreage has declined for more than a decade in competition for land with tree and vine crops, farmers have turned to water-efficient crops such as

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