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Farmers vow mass protest if rice price cut

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros & Phusadee Arunmas
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The Commerce Ministry's proposal to slash the rice pledging price has infuriated paddy farmers, who are threatening to hold a mass rally if it goes ahead. 

Kittisak Ratanawaraha, head of a network of rice growers in 17 northern provinces, said any move by the government to go back on its promise to pay 15,000 baht for each tonne of pledged rice would be completely unacceptable.

His network covers 50,000 rice-growing families.

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