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Falling crop prices, debts plague farmers

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Declining farm prices and debt problems have remained the major concerns of Thai farmers, but they are still happy with a farming career, according to the latest survey by the BAAC Research Center. 

Of the 1,000 respondents, 35.2% identified falling farm prices as their biggest concern, followed by higher household debts (29.5%), rising costs and natural disasters (12.3% each), droughts (6.9%) and the ageing trend of farmers which leads to lower output (2.5%).

Despite the concerns, 75.8% of the respondents said they were happy with their job.

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