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SA drought drying up profits of Swartland wheat farmers

Farmers in the Western Cape's Swartland area have been severely shook by the drought that has hit South Africa.

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock says the dry season has farmers in the grain-producing sector fearful for their financial survival in the face of low crop production.

Meanwhile, Darling farmer John Duckitt said the farmers were making losses on production per hectare, having to sell off livestock to make ends meet.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

National Agricultural Marketing Council warns food prices are expected to increase nationwide.

WATCH: Drought hits SA farmers hard

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