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Govt To Provide Counselling For Farmers

21 July 2011

SOUTH KOREA - The Government has announced that it will widen compensation for farmers hit by the livestock disease epidemics by paying for counselling.

Livestock farmers whose animals were culled to prevent the spread of animal epidemics will be able to get psychological and mental treatment at the governments expense, Seoul's Cabinet decided Tuesday 19 July.

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a revised bill aimed to help livestock farm owners recover quickly from the aftermath of animal epidemics, requiring the central and local governments to subsidise expenses for their psychological and mental treatment.

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