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Korea, South | 29 January 2019
South Korea reports foot-and-mouth outbreak at dairy cow farm

South Korea has identified a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a dairy cow farm, the first discovery of the disease in the country since March last year, its agriculture ministry said on Monday (Jan 2...


Korea, South | 28 September 2018
Simon Cowell donates £25000 to end dog meat farming in South Korea

Simon Cowell has donated £25,000 to an animal charity to help close down a dog meat farm in South Korea. The music mogul and X Factor boss, who has previously spoken out against the country’s dog m...


Korea, South | 26 September 2018
Revised trade deal with South Korea seen as beneficial for agriculture

The renegotiation of the U.S.’s free-trade agreement with South Korea is being welcomed by farm groups even though little changes in terms of agriculture trade. On Sept. 24, President Donald Trump ...


Korea, South | 6 September 2018
South Korean ‘smart farm’ built inside former road tunnel

A South Korean company is operating the country’s largest indoor “smart farm” inside a former road tunnel. The farm produces fruits and vegetables hydroponically, which means the plants do not grow...


Korea, South | 31 August 2018
As temperatures rise, farmers plant crops in S.Korean tunnel

Behind a blue wall that seals a former highway tunnel stretches a massive indoor farm bathed in rose-tinted light. Fruits and vegetables grow hydroponically—with no soil—in vertically stacked layer...


Korea, South | 20 July 2018
S.Korea's producer price makes little change on lower farm goods price

Prices for goods and services among South Korean suppliers made little change in June due to lower farm goods price, central bank data showed Friday. Producer price index stood at 104.41 in June, a...


Korea, South | 10 July 2018
Korea to help improve agriculture sector

South Korea has pledged to help Cambodia tackle some of the main issues affecting the agriculture sector. The pledge was made during talks last week between Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture and...


Korea, South | 21 June 2018
South Korea: farmer convicted of killing dogs for food

Dog farmers in South Korea have denounced a court ruling that killing dogs for food is illegal. A court in the city of Bucheon convicted the owner of a dog farm for violating building and hygiene l...


Korea, South | 4 June 2018
S. Korea, Philippines sign MOU on agriculture cooperation

South Korea and the Philippines on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation in the agricultural sector, Seoul's agriculture ministry said. Kim Hyun-soo, vice minister...


Korea, South | 27 March 2018
South Korea confirms foot-and-mouth disease at hog farm

South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country’s first discovery since February last year, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. The case was reported on ...


Korea, South | 26 February 2018
Olympics skier helps close South Korean dog meat farm

All dogs should be celebrated. End of. These furry balls of joy truly deserve their title of 'man's (and woman's) best friend' - they're loyal, intelligent, affectionate and endlessly entertaining. ...


Korea, South | 20 February 2018
South Korean Gov’t will invest in modern agriculture

Korea will expand investment in food and agriculture companies with good growth potential to help tide them over during the challenges of their early development, the farm ministry said Monday. The...


Korea, South | 15 December 2017
Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea meat farm

The Humane Society International (HSI) has begun an international operation to transport the animals from the site in Namyangju, near Seoul, to safety in the UK and North America. A total of 50 do...


Korea, South | 30 November 2017
Bird flu hits South Korea

Authorities in South Korea imposed a 48-hour nationwide ban on the movement of poultry last week after bird flu was detected there. The asian country confirmed the outbreak of the highly pathogenic...


Korea, South | 20 November 2017
South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm

South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking. ...


Korea, South | 1 November 2017
Korea diversifies agricultural export markets

Korea has been diversifying export markets for its agricultural goods this year to offset falling shipments to China, which has been escalating its economic retaliation against Seoul's deployment of a...


Korea, South | 12 September 2017
South Korea trade teams tour U.S. agriculture

The U.S. Grains Council says trade teams from South Korea visiting the U.S. over the last three months helps solidify trade between the U.S. and Korea under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known ...


Korea, South | 7 September 2017
US Free Trade Agreement is a "good deal" for South Korean agriculture

When the United States and South Korea reached an agreement on preferential trade terms back in 2007, neither country knew that the global economy was about to look very different from the previous fe...


Korea, South | 18 August 2017
South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports

South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg s...


Korea, South | 6 June 2017
S. Korea to cull 120,000 poultry over bird flu

Quarantine officials prepare to slaughter about 120,000 poultry Tuesday on the country's southern resort island of Jeju as South Korea raised the bird flu alert to the highest level. "The culling c...


Korea, South | 21 February 2017
Costco will carry U.S. beef at all of its locations in South Korea

U.S. beef has been rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost this week as Costco officially began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 10...


Korea, South | 8 February 2017
South Korea to vaccinate all cattle against food-and-mouth disease

South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it will carry out a nationwide vaccination for cattle against foot-and-mouth disease by Thursday in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus...


Korea, South | 7 February 2017
South Korea confirms foot-and-mouth disease at dairy farm

South Korea on Monday confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth at a dairy farm, the first discovery of the disease in the country in nearly a year. It also said there was another suspected case at a diff...


Korea, South | 6 February 2017
S.Korea confirms foot-and-mouth disease at dairy farm

South Korea on Monday confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth at a dairy farm, the first discovery of the disease in the country in nearly a year. It also said there was another suspected case at a diff...


Korea, South | 12 December 2016
South Korea temporarily bans movement of poultry to fight bird flu

South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will issue a temporary nationwide ban on the transportation of poultry to contain the spread of bird flu, with 43 outbreaks recorded in Asia's four...


Korea, South | 9 December 2016
Korea's imports of US beef soar 48% this year

South Korea's imports of US beef jumped 47.6 percent on year in the first 10 months of this year, data showed Friday, partly because of a falling demand for pricey Korean beef amid the implementation ...


Korea, South | 7 December 2016
Korean beef sales down on anti-graft law

Sales of Korean beef have decreased as consumers prefer cheaper imported beef with the implementation of an anti-graft law, industry data showed Wednesday. E-Mart, the No. 1 discount store chain op...


Korea, South | 30 November 2016
S.Korea to cull 3 percent of poultry to contain bird flu

South Korea will cull 3 percent of its total poultry population to curb an outbreak of bird flu that has hit a number of farms across the nation, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. Since a s...


Korea, South | 17 October 2016
Poultry suppliers are playing a dangerous "game of chicken" amid South Korea's latest food craze

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Global poultry producers hoping to cash in on South Korea's craze for fried chicken and beer face a market crowded with local birds that have clipped pr...


Korea, South | 5 September 2016
New agriculture minister vows efforts to boost farm exports

New agriculture minister vowed Monday to develop the country's agriculture sector by boosting exports. "Our agriculture industry is facing slow growth as the local market continues to open its door...



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