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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...

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...

Farmer facing six months in labor camp for theft

A farmer in Paekam County, Ryanggang Province, has been sentenced to six months of forced labor after stealing unripened potatoes and barley, Daily NK...

Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one 

After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards with a knife, causing one fatality...

Typhoon Lingling ravages North Korea’s breadbasket

North Korea's Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday that Typhoon Lingling caused five deaths and submerged farmland throughout the country. The news agency...

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