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Short-term rice aid proposed

Plan will limit crop production costs

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Measures to address low paddy prices and spiralling production costs are likely to be finalised tomorrow, but some farmers may feel a bit disappointed as neither cash handouts nor any other sort of compensation will be involved. 

Officials from the Office of the Auditor-General and the army's Region 2 climb to the top of a rice stack kept at a warehouse in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Inspections have been carried out nationwide to examine the quantity and quality of the state’s pledged rice. PRASIT TANGPRASERT

The meeting between Gen Chatchai Sarikalya, deputy head of economic affairs for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), and representatives from rice millers, farmers, exporters and relevant state agencies yesterday agreed on guidelines to help farmers cope with production costs.

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