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Farm Scapegoated in Mass Poultry Cull Resumes Operations

Farm Scapegoated in Mass Poultry Cull Resumes Operations

HWASEONG, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm that eventually slaughtered its chickens after having resisted the government’s mass cull order resulting from the occurrence of highly pathogenic bird flu at a neighboring farm has finally brought in new chicks and resumed operations. Sanan Village Farm, located in Hwaseong, GyeonggI Province, said Tuesday that it [...]

Seoul to Temporarily Ease Rules on Foreign Seasonal Workers

Seoul to Temporarily Ease Rules on Foreign Seasonal Workers

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will temporarily ease rules on the employment of foreign seasonal workers in the agriculture and fisheries sectors to cope with the labor shortage aggravated by the prolonged coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Justice said Monday. Under the temporary deregulatory measure, foreigners who are staying here without a [...]

S. Korea Facing Critical Shortage of Farm Laborers as Coronavirus Disrupts International Travel

S. Korea Facing Critical Shortage of Farm Laborers as Coronavirus Disrupts International Travel

HAENAM, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus outbreak is dealing a significant blow to farming and fishing villages across South Korea. While foreign workers are responsible for 80 to 90 percent of the labor force in these villages, there is a marked shortage workers this year as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the globe, prompting [...]

2 out of 3 Farm Families Earn Less than 10 Mil. a Year…Stat Office

2 out of 3 Farm Families Earn Less than 10 Mil. a Year…Stat Office

SEOUL, Korea, April 18, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Two out of three farm households are earning less than 10 million won a year from crop sales, which implies that there are fewer and fewer farming families relying entirely on agriculture alone for their income. According to a report “2013 Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Survey” published [...]

Tractor Supply Welcomes Gardeners to Backyard Chicken Movement

Tractor Supply Welcomes Gardeners to Backyard Chicken Movement

  BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 2, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) - Gardeners in search of more sustainable ways to grow tastier vegetables  and more vibrant flowers are finding inspiration from their country  cousins. For decades, chickens have played an important role on farms, providing  families a sustainable source of delicious food, organic fertilizer and  natural pest control. [...]