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S. Jeolla Province Reveals Plans for High-tech Agriculture Complex

S. Jeolla Province Reveals Plans for High-tech Agriculture Complex

NAJU, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A new industrial complex for agriculture production systems will be established in Naju, South Jeolla Province, to prepare for a new generation of smart farming technologies. The Korea Rural Community Corp. (KRCC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Jeonnam Agricultural Research and Extension Services and Chonnam National University (CNU) [...]

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 [...]

Japanese Curlers Spark Row with Praise for Korean Strawberries

Japanese Curlers Spark Row with Praise for Korean Strawberries

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean strawberries have sparked a debate after garnering praise from Japanese curlers over their tastiness. Once overshadowed by varieties from Japan, Korean strawberries now dominate both the South Korean and Asian fruit markets, bringing in millions of dollars in exports. South Korean strawberries now account for over 93 percent [...]

Government Looks to Farming Startups to Boost Agriculture Industry

Government Looks to Farming Startups to Boost Agriculture Industry

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has announced plans to set up an agricultural fund to support promising agriculture startups. Management plans for a new agricultural ‘fund of funds’ were unveiled by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Monday, which will be used to finance companies that invest in [...]

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

CHUNGJU, South Korea, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, is making optimistic progress with its smart farm initiatives.  The city launched the project in 2015 by equipping a laboratory at the local Agricultural Technology Center with ubiquitous information technology (u-IT).  The horticulture lab, used mainly for plant research and production, can monitor [...]

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

JINJU, South Korea, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization & Transfer (FACT) is testing a self-developed shipping container maintenance technology that allows for the export of fresh agricultural produce via container ships.  According to officials, 614 kilograms of strawberries from Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, are being shipped off to Singapore [...]

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 [...]