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City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

SEJONG, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — In South Korea, more than half of urban residents returning to the countryside for farming went back to their hometown to start a farming business, and recent data shows that in as little as five years, their household income surpassed the average income in the country’s farming industry. The [...]

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that it will be providing 2,597 foreign seasonal workers to 41 local authorities across the nation. Foreign seasonal workers, holders of C-4 short-term working visas, will be coming to South Korea to work at designated farms for a maximum duration [...]

Octopus Farming Taps into Motherly Affection to Increase Output

Octopus Farming Taps into Motherly Affection to Increase Output

  SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Motherly love turns out to be one of the keys to the successful development of octopus aquaculture. Releasing female octopuses full of eggs into the wide mud flats off the South Korean coast has contributed to huge improvement in octopus aquaculture, according to a report from the Institute [...]

Behind the Wheel: Precision Solutions and Telematics in Latin America

Behind the Wheel: Precision Solutions and Telematics in Latin America

London, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Technologically advanced agricultural and construction machinery require training and skill to be operated to their full potential, and the CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) Training and Technology Center (CTT) in Sorocaba, São Paulo state, Brazil was conceived exactly with this in mind. It is from this base that the [...]

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

JEONJU, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Agency (RDA) released a statement on September 1 declaring its decision to halt its efforts to foster a market for genetically modified crops (GMC). The Agency came to the decision after carrying out a months-long exchange with regional civic groups that had opposed the RDA’s plans [...]

Severe Drought Gripping South Korean Farms

Severe Drought Gripping South Korean Farms

HONGSEONG, South Korea, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A severe drought accompanied by unusually high temperatures is taking a toll on South Korean farms, with the adverse conditions pushing local governments and the military to contain a crisis that’s showing very little signs of improvement. In South Chungcheong Province, fire trucks, sprinkler trucks and even [...]

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

CHUNGCHEONG, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Farm parties, which allow people living in the city to enjoy the experience of farm life and come in contact with nature, are proving popular as an increasing number of farmers eye the idea of transforming their property into a cultural event venue. As self-explanatory as it sounds, the newly [...]

South Korean Grape Farms Under Threat From Trade Deals

South Korean Grape Farms Under Threat From Trade Deals

North Chungcheong, SOUTH KOREA, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean grape farms are going out of business as they are having difficulty competing with American and Chilean grape exporters following FTA agreements with both countries. In Yeongdong and Okcheon County in North Chungcheong Province, well-known grape-producing districts, nearly a third of the grape farms [...]