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Survey: farmers love rice pledging

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Farmers favoured the rice pledging scheme offering 15,000 baht a tonne as they can get money faster than the previous programme of rice insurance, according to a poll by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC). 

Thanavath Phonvichai, UTCC vice-president for research, said farmers felt the faster pay-out enables them to more quickly buy consumer products and other necessities. 

About 1,200 farmers responded to the July 10-15 survey about the comparative benefits of the government's  pledging scheme and the previous government's rice insurance programme.

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