n Farmer’s Weekly - 2018 Prospects for commodities - commodity outlook 2018

Volume 2018 Number 18001
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Agri news was dominated by political and economic uncertainty, as well as unpredictable weather conditions and disease outbreaks during 2017. What will 2018 hold for the sector?

Disease threat could sour red meat outlook in 2018

Increased demand for pork from SA consumers

Avian influenza brings setbacks and opportunities

Potato input costs need to be carefully managed in 2018

SA must not price itself out of hunting market

Ostrich industry suffers double knock in 2017

Maize farmers hope for high yields in 2018 to beat low prices

Global wine stock slump bodes well for SA industry

Cautious optimism for table grape industry, despite drought

Stone fruit outlook a mixed bag

Recent rain expected to alleviate plight of pome fruit producers

New export opportunities on the horizon for citrus

On-farm and trade challenges must be addressed – Subtrop

Macadamia and pecan expansion not keeping pace with global demand

SA olive oil demand continues to outstrip production

Avocado producers look forward to another year of strong demand

SA sugar industry faces tenuous prospects in 2018

Modest price growth forecast for timber

Cotton crop expected to double in 2018

Stable wool price anticipated for the upcoming season

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