Drought drives up grain prices, shortens supplies in South Africa

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said South Africa, an agricultural bellwether, “might be compelled to import maize by April or May due to ongoing drought, reports The Citizen newspaper. Zokwana said the country had a four- to five-month supply of corn. “If South Africa ends up importing maize, food prices will go up,” said the newspaper. Prices… » Read More

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