North Korea wants more control over farming amid food shortage


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Hyung-jin Kim And Kim Tong-hyung, The Associated Press North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen state control over agriculture and make all available efforts to increase grain production, state media reported, as the country faces a worsening food shortage. The prospect for an early resolution of its food insecurity is still dim, as North Korea restricts the operation of markets and devotes much of its scarce resources to its nuclear program. While experts believe the food situation is the worst it has been under Kim's rule, they still say they see no signs of imminent famine or mass...