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August 2016 - Issue 47

It still amazes me how quickly time flies. I cannot believe that we are in the last quarter of the year already and that in a few short weeks harvest season will start.

The CAWC conservation week was ‘n huge success, with 200 attendees at the practical day in Caledon and 185 people attending the conference day at Elsenburg. The management team is thankful for the excellent response and we promise to build on this for next year. The 2017 practical day will be hosted in the Swartland.

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July 2016 - Issue 46

To all of you that travelled during the June school holiday we hope that it was enjoyable and that everybody is safely home. The next 6 months is loaded with famer’s days en harvest time is also around the corner. Enjoy the new newsletter. We are also looking forward to the conference week during August.

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June 2016 - Issue 45

Dit lyk darem of die seisoen nou begin draai het en die reën aan die kom is in die Swartland. Ons hoop julle geniet die nuwe nuusbrief.

Registrasie is nou oop vir die BLWK Jack Human Bewaringsweek. Om registrasie te vergemaklik het ons ‘n internetvorm opgestel wat ingevul kan word om te registreer. Geen van die inligting wat in die vorm ingevul word sal aan enige iemand beskikbaar gestel word nie. Al wat u hoef te doen is om die onderstande skakel te klik.

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April 2016 Issue/Uitgawe 44

On the opposite side of the mountain the results was much better in the long term trials at Tygerhoek and Riversdale. We hope and pray that the new season will be a normal one. In the coming season a wide variety of new trials will be introduced in both the Swartland and the southern Cape. We are currently finalising the dates for green tours as well as walkand-talks and will keep you informed. You can already book the 2nd and 3rd of August for the CAWC conference. The conference promises interesting speakers from across the sea, as well as locally. Please read the piece on decisions coming out of the management meeting during January. 

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March 2016 - Issue 43

Lawmakers backing hemp production try to separate it from pot in public’s eye

Marijuana’s cousin-without-a-high, industrial hemp, is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp — if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug. A measure authored by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, was requested by Purdue University researchers who last summer planted the state’s first legal hemp crop in decades. Purdue researchers foresee Congress ending a federal ban on hemp production in the United States within the next year.

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