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Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report from the Korea Rural Economic Institute estimated that South Korea’s anti-corruption law will cause a drop in agricultural and livestock production of over 300 billion won ($263.76 million) this year, as the legislation forbids millions of journalists, public officials and educators from receiving gifts worth more [...]

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Following criticism of recurrent foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Sunday that it will introduce a pilot project for a mutual aid system that will function much like a health insurance policy for cattle.   The “premiums” will be split fifty-fifty [...]

South Koreans Top Consumers of Seafood: FAO Report

South Koreans Top Consumers of Seafood: FAO Report

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans were found to be the top seafood consumers among 24 countries with high demand for the products, a report showed Monday.  Statistics contained in “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that South Koreans consumed an average 58.4 kilograms [...]

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

SEJONG, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Per capita rice consumption in South Korea hit a fresh record low last year amid rapid changes in eating habits, government data showed Tuesday.  The average annual consumption of rice per person fell to 61.9 kilograms last year, down 1.6 percent from the previous year’s 62.9 kg, according to [...]

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

INCHEON, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A special unit of the South Korean Coast Guard will soon launch, with its mandate specifically dedicated to protecting western seas off the coast of Incheon from illegal Chinese fishing operations.  According to the Central Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard, 331 coast guard personnel will be assigned to the [...]