Farmers blocking Rama II road in Ratchaburi have decided to travel to Bangkok to rally in front of the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday to pressure the caretaker government to quickly make outstanding payments for last year's pledged rice, reports said.
The rice growers are blocking the highway at the Wang Manao intersection in Ratchaburi’s Pak Tho district for the fifth day straight.
Rawee Rungruang, leader of the group of western province farmers, said on Wednesday that growers' representatives in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Petchaburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram and Suphanburi had agreed to lead farmers that are suffering as a result of delayed rice payments to rally in Bangkok on Thursday, Feb 6.
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