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Korean Fruit Sweeps Through Southeast Asian Market

Korean Fruit Sweeps Through Southeast Asian Market

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean grapes and strawberries are gaining popularity in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and state-run Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT) reported grape exports of US$23 million last year, up by 64.2 percent over the previous year. Shine Muscats [...]

Flower Sales Plunge, as Schools Cancel Graduation, Admission Ceremonies Due to Virus Fear

Flower Sales Plunge, as Schools Cancel Graduation, Admission Ceremonies Due to Virus Fear

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With schools nationwide canceling or downsizing their graduation and entrance ceremonies amid the spreading coronavirus fear, local flower farmers are taking a direct hit from the plunging demand for their products. In South Korea, February-March is traditionally regarded as the peak and busiest season for flower growers and shops, [...]

Coronavirus Threatens Livelihood of Flower Farmers

Coronavirus Threatens Livelihood of Flower Farmers

BUSAN, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The coronavirus outbreak is hurting floriculturists as an increasing number of schools are cancelling graduation and enrollment ceremonies. Nonghyeop Busan Flowering Plant Joint Market reported that a single package of roses cost between 4,000 and 6,000 won (US$3.37-5.05). Farmers complain that selling their product at these prices doesn’t even [...]

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A service that informs Korean cattle farmers by predicting the genetic ability of female calves will be implemented to help genetically superior hanwoo give birth to multiple calves. Hanwoo refers to beef cattle produced in South Korea. The Rural Development Administration and NongHyup Agribusiness Group Inc. have established a [...]