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Angry farmers to rally at Government House

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Farmers from about 40 provinces plan to gather in front of Government House on Tuesday, demanding that the rice-pledging price be maintained at 15,000 baht per tonne until at least the end of this crop season, Pheu Thai MP for Ayuthaya Witthaya Buranasiri said on Monday. 

Mr Witthaya made the announcement after a meeting with Association of Thai Farmers president Wichean Puanglamchiak, who represents networks of rice farmers from more than 40 provinces.

The meeting in Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya discussed farmer's views on the government's plan to lower the pledging price from 15,000 to 12,000 baht per tonne for ordinary rice.

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