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Rodong Sinmun Calls for Rapidly Boosting Agricultural Production
Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- Neither victorious advance of the socialist construction nor the people's happy life would be thinkable without the development of agriculture, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in an article.

It goes on:

It is necessary to bring about an epochal turn in agricultural production in order to cement the single-minded unity of the party and revolutionary ranks in every way and demonstrate the dignity and might of the great Paektusan nation as required by the era and the revolutionary development.

Rice precisely means national power and agricultural development guarantees the improved people's living standard and the building of an economic power. That is why our party sets agriculture as a major thrust of the economic construction and the improved people's living standard and called for holding high a torch of innovation in the field of agriculture this year.

The agricultural sector represents an outpost in the battle for defending socialism.

Without decisively increasing the agricultural production by channeling efforts into the agricultural sector, is it impossible to achieve a victory in the on-going fierce confrontation with imperialism.

The issue of farming is not a simple economic and business one, but an important political one of preparing all the people as strong defenders of the socialist country.

It is the firm determination of our party to enable the best people in the world and the people who have remained loyal to it despite all difficulties to enjoy luxury and glory under socialism without tightening their belts again.

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