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About 70 farmers marched on temporary offices of the Department of Internal Trade (DIT) Wednesday to demand payment for the crops they pledged at the Support Art and Crafts International Centre of Thailand building in Ayutthaya’s Bang sai district on Wednesday. 

The group was led by Sa-ard Suksuddaen, deputy chairman of the Ayutthaya Farmers Council. He said the state owes over 87 million baht to 400 crop growers who pledged their rice paddy during the 2012-2013 pledging period. 

Mr Sa-ard submitted the farmers’ petition to DIT deputy director Nopporn Linthong.

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