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Farmers in 24 provinces on Wednesday resolved that they will take their farm vehicles to Bangkok on Feb 19 to step up pressure on the caretaker government to pay for grain they delivered and pledged months ago under the government's rice scheme. 

Central agricultural committee chairman Ubolsak Bualuangngam, who also leads the Lop Buri Farmers Assembly, announced the resolution decision after a meeting with farm leaders from 24 provinces in the central, eastern and lower northern regions in his hometown to discuss ways of increasing the pressure on the government to pay for pledged crops. 

Mr Ubolsak said the meeting agreed that farm leaders in each province would lead their disgruntled growers in an agricultural vehicle caravan to the capital, but would not disclose their major rally site yet, Thai Rath online reported

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