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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 [...]

Growing Preference for Imported Livestock Products

Growing Preference for Imported Livestock Products

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent consumer behavior survey has shown that consumers put taste and quality first as the most important factors when choosing livestock products. While preference for imported livestock products dropped after mad cow disease scares, the willingness to purchase imported livestock products has been steadily increasing since then. When [...]

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province has decided to hire more foreign workers to assist farmers during the farming season after receiving satisfactory feedback from farmers who participated in a similar project this year. The program hires temporary foreign workers who, after entering South Korea, are sent to local [...]

Popularity of Imported Fruits Skyrockets

Popularity of Imported Fruits Skyrockets

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — This winter, demand for imported fruits is increasing as domestic fruit produced in the winter is limited to produce such as tangerines and strawberries. According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., grapes are particularly popular this year. Grape imports stalled in 2016 after reaching a peak in [...]

Problematic Flies Can Be Eradicated by Natural Enemy Insects

Problematic Flies Can Be Eradicated by Natural Enemy Insects

SUWON, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Agricultural Research & Extension Services has developed an eco-friendly extermination technology to eradicate houseflies, often a problem for livestock farmers, using natural predators. The research center entered an agreement to transfer the breeding technology of ‘Carcinops pumilio’, a natural predator of houseflies, to the private research laboratory Korea [...]

Farmers Rally in Seoul to Push Gov’t for Higher Rice Prices

Farmers Rally in Seoul to Push Gov’t for Higher Rice Prices

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Rice farmers held a rally in Seoul’s Yeouido financial district to call for a rise in rice prices. Approximately 500 farmers gathered in front of the Export-Import Bank of Korea’s head office in Yeouido yesterday and asked that the government set the target price for 80 kilograms of rice [...]