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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 [...]

Korea Exports Genetic Resources for Dairy Cattle to East Africa

Korea Exports Genetic Resources for Dairy Cattle to East Africa

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has exported genetic resources for dairy cattle to the East Africa region for the third consecutive year in 2016, the agriculture ministry said Friday.  This year’s exports went to Uganda on request from livestock farms in the African country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs [...]

Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

SEJONG, August 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Agriculture and livestock industry businesses are increasingly nervous as the so-called ‘Kim Young-ran Law’, a law prohibiting illegal solicitation and bribery, will soon come into effect. The tension is derived from concerns that the consumption of agricultural, animal and marine products will drop because criminal penalties could imposed on [...]

Local Farmers Demand Withdrawal of Factory Farms

Local Farmers Demand Withdrawal of Factory Farms

JINCHEON, Korea, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Frustration against the factory farms of large-sized livestock raising and distribution companies is growing among local farmers following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. According to officials from Jeungpyeong and Jincheon counties in North Chucheong Province, local farmers are asking for the withdrawal of factory farms run by large companies, as [...]