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World News: Korea, South
7 January 2015
S Korea finds cattle infected with food and mouth

South Korea said on Tuesday that foot-and-mouth had spread to a cattle farm in the country for the first time in more than three years, a blow to authorities battling to contain an outbreak of the dis...


23 December 2014
S. Korea imports of U.S. dairy products growing

South Korea represents an opportunity for some segments of the U.S. dairy industry. Opportunities for U.S. dairy exports to South Korea center mainly on cheese and butter, followed by value-added i...


22 December 2014
South Korea halts U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu

South Korea has suspended imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products because of an outbreak of bird flu in the United States, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The suspensio...


7 February 2014
New avian flu virus ravages poultry in Korea

A dangerous new strain of bird flu that emerged in South Korea on 17 January has spread nationwide despite efforts to clamp down on the virus. Authorities have culled 2.8 million domestic chickens...


20 January 2014
S Korea quarantines poultry farms in 2 provinces over bird flu

South Korea has banned the movement of people who work with poultry and poultry products from two provinces after confirming an outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at farms in the country's south. The flu st...


12 July 2013
South Korea extends $22-million agriculture grant to PH

South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), has provided $22 million to the Philippines to fund a project that will build irrigation facilities, earth-filled dam, and acce...


5 July 2013
South Korea flour millers to resume US wheat imports

South Korean flour millers plan to resume imports of U.S. white wheat after the Asian government found no unapproved gene-altered strains in shipments, according to a local industry group. The Kore...


15 March 2013
South Korea to hire 3,600 agricultural workers

The most lucrative destination for Nepali migrant workers — is planning to hire 3,600 agriculture workers from Nepal in the year 2013, according to the Human Resource Department of South Korea’s websi...


7 August 2012
Heat wave in S Korea kills more than 341,000 poultry

A heat wave has killed more than 341,000 chickens and ducks across South Korea since July, an agriculture official said on Monday. Temperatures have hovered above 33 deg C since July 20 in most par...


7 August 2012
Why Korean farmers are more productive than Chinese

266 million people or 35 percent of workers in China are still employed in the primary sector – agriculture, forestry and fishery. So it's no surprise that in the past few years Chinese farmers hav...


6 August 2012
Heat wave death toll rises to 10 in Korea

Casualties and damage are rising in Korea as a record heat wave continues to roast the country for the second week. According to health authorities, the "dangerously high temperatures" this summer ...


23 July 2012
S. Korea's food imports from US wane

South Korea's imports of agriculture products and food from the United States dropped in the second quarter despite the start of their free trade agreement (FTA), a trade organization said Monday. ...


14 July 2012
South Korea backs down on whaling

South Korea has dropped plans for whaling after diplomatic protests and spreading domestic opposition. Foreign Minister Bob Carr said the Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan told him of the chang...


30 May 2012
Korean livestock production costs climb

Livestock production costs in South Korea, Asia’s second-biggest buyer of grains, increased last year after feed prices rose, according to a government survey.


30 May 2012
Korean companies eye fishing sector

Korean companies are keen to invest in the fish farming sector in the Sultanate, Dr Fouad bin Ja’far Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has said. The minister made this statem...


9 May 2012
Koreans flee city stress for rural idylls

A year ago, South Korean executive Chung Man-gyoo spent weekdays driving his Hyundai Grandeur sedan through the jammed streets of Seoul to his suburban office. At weekends he drove it to the golf cour...


8 May 2012
Korea producer price up by 2.4%

Korea’s producer price inflation has cooled to its SLOWEST pace in 26-months due largely to a decline in fish and meat prices.


3 May 2012
Lee calls on R&D investment in agriculture

President Lee Myung-bak called on large food companies Thursday to use more of their profits to help move South Korea’s farm sector forward through greater investment in agricultural research an...


3 May 2012
Koreans resume US beef protests

Thousands gathered in response to what demonstrators called the South Korean government’s inability to protect public health in its indecision to ban US beef. Following the fourth discovery of m...


30 April 2012
Korea beef investigation team in US

The South Korean government sent a team to the US on Monday to investigate a recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in a dairy cow there. The team will be unable t...


25 April 2012
Korea reaction to US mad cow 'political'

Daniel Pinkston, an analyst at the International Crisis Group, comments on the South Korean government’s reaction to a case of mad cow disease confirmed in U.S. He spoke on the phone in Seoul to...


25 April 2012
S Korea halts US beef sales

Two major South Korean retailers halted sales of U.S. beef after a n outbreak of mad cow disease as the country’s agriculture ministry looked set to move towards banning quarantine inspections,...


16 April 2012
S Korea issues rabies alert

South Korea has issued a rabies alert after a dog tested positive for the potentially deadly disease...


4 April 2012
Korea’s farm, food exports jump

South Korea’s food and agriculture exports rose more than 11 percent on-year in the first quarter of 2012 on solid demand in the United States, Japan and China...


15 March 2012
Koreans eye investments in agriculture

South Korean businessmen are eyeing investments in infrastructure, agriculture, and natural resources, according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).


13 March 2012
Suspected bird flu case in Korea

For the first time in nearly 10 months a suspected case of bird flu has been reported at a poultry farm in Korea.


12 March 2012
S Korea reports first case of avian influenza

A suspected case of avian influenza was reported for the first time in South Korea in nearly 10 months with test results of a more detailed examination due later in the day, the government said today.


24 February 2012
Mandarin royalties to Japan could cost 1bn

On Jan. 7, 2002, South Korea became the 50th member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).


1 February 2012
S. Korea ag output to drop in 2012

Output by South Korea’s farming and livestock industries is expected to shrink slightly this year due to a drop in prices caused partly by the country’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the...


20 January 2012
Korea Resumes Canadian Beef Imports

The government announced it resumes imports of Canadian beef starting Friday.