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N. Korea’s largest fertilizer complex no longer operational

Production at North Korea’s largest fertilizer plant, the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, has halted and its workers have been sent to work on other projects,...

Key North Korean agricultural reform measure faces snags

A key North Korean agricultural reform measure, the field responsibility system (FRS), is encountering difficulties with wider implementation due to broken government promises, Daily...

New North Korean agricultural system yields promising results

An agricultural system recently implemented in select areas of North Korea has experienced success among some farms in Ryanggang Province, Daily NK sources have...

North Korea prioritizes families with dependents in potato handouts

North Korean households in Ryanggang Province with dependents will be given priority to receive potatoes harvested in the province this year, Daily NK learned...

Central committee official dismissed for illicit affair

An official from the Workers’ Party of Korea’s Central Committee dispatched to a farm in Ryanggang Province has apparently been dismissed from his position...

North Korea’s rich pay to exempt kids from farm work

North Korea’s rich and powerful are increasingly paying school teachers to exempt their children from mandatory farm mobilizations, and schools are using these funds...

North Korean soldiers plunder civilian farmland

North Koreans with private plots of farmland are facing increased instances of theft by soldiers charged with harvesting food for military bases, Daily NK...

Man dies in industrial accident at tobacco farm

A young man in his early 20s died last month after becoming trapped in a drying machine on a tobacco farm in North Hamgyong...

Tobacco farm faces crisis after Typhoon Lingling

Delays on repairs to roads in South Hwanghae Province damaged by Typhoon Lingling has led to shortages of coal needed for tobacco farming and...

North Korea suffers mass deaths of grass-fed goats 

Despite North Korea’s attempts to increase the number of goats and other animals in the country, Daily NK sources have reported that state efforts...

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