South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

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Lee Geun Hong, 60, at his blueberry farm in Sangju, South Korea. Lee spent his life’s savings of 1.3 billion won ($1.2 million) to set up his farm, including 600 million won for 8.2 acres (3.3 hectares) of farmland.