Archive For The “Agriculture” Category

Many Direct-Sale Rice Markets Appear In Rice-Growing Areas

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Many Direct-Sale Rice Markets Appear In Rice-Growing Areas

Direct-sale markets which allow farmers to get a better return on their rice are springing up in major growing areas of the North and North-East, as millers and major traders continue to offer low prices for paddy. In Phitsanulok province, tents were set up in front of the provincial hall, without charge, for farmers wanting…

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Government Deploy Troops To Aid Farmers At The Mills

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Government Deploy Troops To Aid Farmers At The Mills

The government has deployed soldiers to “seek cooperation” from all rice mills nationwide to buy grain from farmers at “reasonable” prices in an effort to shore up prices. It was not an attempt at threatening millers but rather seeking their cooperation not to drive down prices, according to the deputy spokesman of the National Council…

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Young Farmers Look To Social Media As Way Forward

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Young Farmers Look To Social Media As Way Forward

The rice price crisis may be a major problem for most rice growers, but not for a group of young farmers who know how to exploit sales through social media. For Pongpat Sukarbjai, the key to selling crops is in reducing the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers. The 29 year-old master’s degree student at…

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Heartbreak Harvest – Thai Farmers Bring In The Grain

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Heartbreak Harvest – Thai Farmers Bring In The Grain

  The annual rice harvest has commenced with Buriram Province along with North East and Central Thailand bringing in most of the crop for the country over the next few weeks. The “Buriram Times” staff are careful with their opinions and respect the powers that be, however these poor farmers this year are expected to…

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Rice Farmers Urged To Cut Out The Middlemen

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Rice Farmers Urged To Cut Out The Middlemen

Academics have proposed that rice farmers employ relatives and friends to remove middlemen and help tackle falling prices. Since the price of paddy has dropped to just Bt5 per kilogram, and is expected to drop further once the harvest season ends in November, a Kasetsart University economics lecturer  has said that farmers’ families should help…

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World’s Biggest Crop Harvested

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World’s Biggest Crop Harvested

Over the last couple of weeks, much activity has been seen around the sugarcane fields of Buriram. Harvest time is upon us for the most widely farmed crop in the entire world. Sugarcane is harvested from November to March in much of Thailand. Agriculture of sugarcane in the country is amongst the world’s highest. In…

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