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Down to last few grains of rice

The five-month wait for payment is pushing farmers to the edge

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Several farmers in tambon Phai Phra of Ayutthaya's Bang Sai district have been left in despair by the government's delayed payment for rice crops under the pledging scheme. 

Farmers at work in a paddy field in tambon Phai Phra of Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district yesterday. Many are waiting for payments from the government. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD

"The government has already postponed the payment three times, and did it again on Wednesday for the fourth time," said Thassanee Janbamrung, a 52-year-old farmer.

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