AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers focus ...

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers focus on fields, not summit

Jun 13, 2018 Read more: SFGate
SARIWON, North Korea (AP) - Away from the political developments that have rocketed their country back into the international headlines, North Korean farmers are preparing for the summer season with hopes the relatively good conditions they have had so far this year will hold until the fall harvest. "The situation right now is good," said Kim Song Ryong, chief engineer of the Migokri Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, a city about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Pyongyang, the capital. Migokri is one of the larger and more mechanized farms in North Korea, with about 1,850 farmers and support staff. Its sprawling paddies are now covered with the light green of freshly transplanted rice plants, still only about knee high.

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