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Poll: People oppose rice price cut

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Almost 60% of people surveyed by Suan Dusit Poll disagree with the government's plan to cut rice payments by 20%. 

Reducing rice-pledging prices to 12,000 baht a tonne from 15,000 baht would create hardship for farmers who had already bought fertiliser and pesticide and would face losses, the pollsters quoted respondents as saying.

The government should use other ways to solve the problems in the money-losing rice scheme, they added.

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