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S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

TAEAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province is at the center of attention for a new aquaponics system that uses organic materials from fish farms to grow crops. ‘Seouchae Farm’ in Taean’s Namsan-ri Village grows vegetables in a 1,000㎡ greenhouse using an eco-friendly aquaponics system that does not [...]

Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The government apologized Friday for the recent outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country and vowed to make all-out efforts to tackle the spread of the highly contagious virus. “We have promptly taken countermeasures including immediate culling and issuing travel regulations as soon as we received reports [...]

Agricultural Stocks Surges on Jim Rogers Comments

Agricultural Stocks Surges on Jim Rogers Comments

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Agriculture-related stocks rallied on Thursday as famous American businessman and legendary investor Jim Rogers mentioned agriculture as an area of interest. On the same day, shares of ASIA SEED Co., which produces seeds such as cabbage and sweet pumpkin, soared 29.92 percent to closed at 9,770 won. Jim Rogers [...]

North Jeolla’s Seaweed Accounts for Majority of Regional Exports

North Jeolla’s Seaweed Accounts for Majority of Regional Exports

JEONJU, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Agricultural and fish products from North Jeolla Province have, for the very first time, surpassed US$300 million in exports last year, one-third of which were attributed to the province’s signature seaweed. North Jeolla Province reported US$318 million in agricultural and fish exports last year, which was a 41.5 percent [...]

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) announced on Monday methods of distinguishing the country of origin of agricultural products with Lunar New Year’s Day ahead. Light brown jujubes with fewer wrinkles, chestnuts with thick inner peel, and dried persimmon with rounded tips are all agricultural products from [...]