Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom yesterday dismissed US farmers' concerns that the rice pledging scheme would drive up rice production and lead to dumping of the crop when the stock is released on the market.
Police officers count sacks of rice at a warehouse in Ayutthaya’s Wang Noi district. The counting was part of a preliminary inspection of rice stockpiles after 11,000 tonnes of the grain vanished recently from a warehouse in Nakhon Ratchasima province. APICHIT JINAKUL
Mr Boonsong said the US Rice Federation's fears were unfounded.
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