The farmer, Moon Suk Jung, signed an agreement to permanently shut down his farm, about 40 minutes outside of Seoul, and accepted $2,500 to help convert his property to a blueberry farm.
“Our objective is to have this be a permanent change in a cruel trade,” O’Meara said. “He is the first, and we’re hoping [he is] a model example for others to follow. Offering him some assistance — that was something we were happy to do.”
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