Rubber growers elsewhere have accepted the govt's subsidy offer, southern planters should also end their protest for a guaranteed price, says Veera Prateepchaikul | Bangkok Post: opinion

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Southern planters should rethink their tough stand

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With most rubber planters in other regions accepting the government's offer of a subsidy and rejecting the call for a Sept 3 nationwide protest, southern growers find themselves isolated in their demand for guaranteed higher prices. 

Representatives of the rubber planters in the Northeast, North, Central Plains and the eastern region accepted the government's subsidy offer following a meeting on Thursday with Agriculture Minister Yukol Limlaemthong.

Therdsak Sermsri, head of the rubber planters network, said the government offered a subsidy of 1,260 baht per rai for a period of seven months, with a maximum of 25 rai.

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