Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Power outages causes farmers to take strain

By Rhodé Marshall
23 January 2008

As power outages continue to sweep the country – huge strain has been placed on farmers in the Western Cape.

Agri-Western Cape says that it is going to meet with Eskom to discuss the effect the ongoing blackouts has on farmers.

A number of farmers have been unhappy about the losses they have had due to the forced blackouts over the last few weeks. The farmers say in addition they have to spend thousands of Rands to buy generators.

Agri-Western Cape says they will find ways to solve the problem as this is the most important time of the year on the calendar of agriculture.

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