30.10.2008 - Thailand: Rice farmers demand higher gov't-guaranteed price
From Mathaba.net: More than 10,000 farmers in northeastern Thailand are threatening a protest which will block a major highway unless the government boosts its guaranteed prices for rice harvested during the current 2008-2009 season. Northeastern Farmers Assembly chairman Paradorn Posri on Tuesday submitted the paddy farmers demand to Deputy Prime Minister Olarn Chaipravat through the Khon Kaen governor asking him to review the government's guaranteed price for rice reached during a Cabinet meeting earlier in the day..... Full Article: Source
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