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17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea - A Changing Market for Rice?
SOUTH KOREA and US - South Korea is a small, but high-value market for the US rice industry. The US exports have averaged more than 104,000 MT of rice to Korea annually over the past six years...
20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea Rice Forecast at Similar Level to Last Year’s Near-average Output
SOUTH KOREA - Harvesting of the 2014 rice crop is almost complete. FAO forecasts the 2014 rice production (in paddy terms) at 5.5 million tonnes, 2 percent below last year’s good outcome....
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Korean Organic Market Re-Opened to US
KOREA & US - The US and the Republic of Korea formed a partnership that will recognize the two countries' organic programs as equivalent for processed organic products and streamline access to...
25 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea's Top Food Maker Goes after Bigger US Share
US - A new lysine production facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA has been launched by CJ Cheiljedang Corp., South Korea's top food maker, as it seeks a bigger portion of the global biomarket. ...
24 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea Cereal Production Increased in 2013 but Remained Below Average
SOUTH KOREA - In the Republic of Korea, the main staple crop, paddy rice, is planted in May-June and harvested in September-October....
30 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea's 2014 MMA Rice Purchasing Plan
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government has announced the rice purchasing plan for the 2014 Minimum Market Access (MMA) agreement. Under the 2014 MMA, Korea plans to purchase its commitment of 408,700...
26 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea to Double Farm Product Exports by 2017
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will work to double its outbound shipments of farm and fisheries products to US$16 billion in just five years, according to the agriculture ministry....
16 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korean Cereal Harvest Forecast to Increase in 2013
SOUTH KOREA - In the Republic of Korea, the main staple crop, paddy rice, is planted in May-June and harvested in September-October. ...
13 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South USGC Conference Reassures Korean Customers of US Partnership
SOUTH KOREA - "The American agricultural system is astounding. We will overproduce again, you can bank on it," said Kelly Davis of the Renewable Fuels Association. During his presentation at...
23 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Import Price Hike for Agricultural and Fishery Goods in March
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's import prices of agricultural, livestock and fishery products rose slightly in March from a year earlier, a customs agency report showed....
01 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea's Ag, Fishery Exports Grew by 4.22 per cent in 2012
SOUTH KOREA - Based on Korean export data provided by Korea Customs and Trade Development Institution, Korea’s exports of agricultural, fishery and forestry exports rose 4.22 per cent in 2012...
26 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea's Price-driven Market Ready to Rebound
SOUTH KOREA - US Grains Council's talks with major South Korean importers send one message loud and clear: Korea has a strong preference for US corn provided that it is competitively priced....
12 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Korea Increases US DDGS Imports, Mixed Feed Production
SOUTH KOREA - 2012 was overall a good year for US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Korea. On a customs cleared basis, Korea imported more than 505,000 metric tons of DDGS in 2012,...
12 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea's Agricultural Exports Rise 7.9 per cent in November
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's exports of food and agricultural products increased significantly last month on growing shipments to Russia and Asian countries, the government said Tuesday, 11 December....
29 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Downward Revision of South Korean Rice Production
SOUTH KOREA - The USDA has revised South Korea's estimated rice production downward to 4 million tonnes, from it's initial estimate of 4.1 million tonnes....
18 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South S.Korean Prices of Imported Farm Goods Decline in September
SOUTH KOREA - Prices of imported farm goods in South Korea declined 7.5 per cent last month despite concerns that extreme weather conditions would bring about price hikes, customs office data...
18 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Gov't to Purchase 370,000 Tons of Rice for Stockpile
SOUTH KOREA - The government will purchase 370,000 tons of rice this year as part of a national stockpile that can be used to help control prices and also in times of emergency, such as war,...
03 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Seoul to Limit Fallout of China FTA on Farm Sector
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will draw up safeguard measures to minimise the fallout of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China on its farming sector, the Seoul government said....
04 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Fish Led Farm, Food Export Jump in First Quarter
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s food and agriculture exports rose more than 11 per cent on-year in the first quarter of 2012 on solid demand in the United States, Japan and China, the government...
02 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Insight into Korea's Corn Market Sectors
SOUTH KOREA - According to Byong Ryol Min, US Grains Council director in Korea, the United States supplied 77.6 per cent of Korea’s corn imports in 2011. ...
13 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South USDA: Republic of Korea Grain and Feed Update
US - The Korean government recently released the 2012 Minimum Market Access (MMA) rice purchasing plan. Under the MMA, Korea will purchase nearly 368,006 MT of rice, comprised of 162,778 MT under...
19 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Minister Urges Greater Efforts to Boost Farm Exports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's agriculture minister on Thursday urged increased efforts to boost the country's food and agricultural exports, stating the country's free trade agreement (FTA) with...
03 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Seoul To Expand Help For Fishing & Ag Sectors
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will expand its support for the fishery and agricultural sectors to ease their losses from a massive influx of outside products under free trade agreements (FTAs), the...
07 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Food & Agriculture Exports Jump To New High
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's exports of food and other agricultural products surged to a new monthly high for the year last month, largely on growing demands from Japan and China, the government...
26 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South South Korea Livestock Issues Impact Grain Demand
SOUTH KOREA - Even with the news that the worst of the livestock sector disease problems are now somewhat under control, the impact on both production and consumption is forecast to be significant...
13 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South MAP, FMD Funding Boost USGC Efforts in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - US grain farmer checkoff investments in international market development, combined with USDA Foreign Market Development (FMD) and Market Access Programme (MAP) funds, have helped...
27 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South S Korea to Impose Tariffs on Rice Imports
SOUTH KOREA- The South Korean government has decided to pursue an early imposition of tariffs on rice imports in a bid to deal with its growing rice reserves, local media reported Tuesday. ...
05 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Report: South Korea's Food Security Vulnerable
SOUTH KOREA - A new report from the Samsung chaebol advocates a Korean domestic and international food revolution, writes John Berthelsen for Asia Sentinel. ...
19 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Korea Creates National Grain Procurement System
KOREA - In response to growing concerns about food security, Korea recently announced the creation of a national grain procurement system. ...
19 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Korea, South USGC Consultants Promote US Advantage in Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Grains Council recently sent two consultants to a feed grain trade seminar in Korea to talk about issues relating to US corn supply and demand as well as how to price distiller’s...
 
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