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Production costs eating into agriculture sector profits

Labour costs, transport and fuel expenses, ailing infrastructure and crime highlighted as factors affecting bottom line

Farmers in the Eastern Cape are under financial strain and continue to feel the pressure of rising input costs and unforeseen expenses in the face of natural challenges.

And while input costs keep climbing, Agri SA has voiced its concerns over a shrinking agricultural sector, which will not only put the entire country’s food security at risk but also hurt one of its biggest employment sectors...

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