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  1. 21. learning | 18 Jun 2013

    Mouldy rice rumours: True or not?

    About food & agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » How safe is our rice? Millers & foul smelling rice hint at food safety problem but govt says rumours are not true & politically motivated.

  2. 22. learning | 17 Jun 2013

    Govt rice losses: 130 billion baht, not 34 bil

    About agriculture & government

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Low estimate didn't include market value of unsold rice in storage. Rice is perishable & falls in value so market value is real value (mark-to-market).

  3. 23. learning | 28 May 2013

    Rice Scheme: Govt leak puts loss at 200 billion baht

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Govt to lose 200 billion on rice scheme not 70-100 billion. Asean neighbors importing less rice, global supply rising.

  4. 24. learning | 20 Mar 2013

    Govt controls rice price, small farmer businesses fail

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » As govt becomes only buyer of rice, local farmer groups producing high quality rice products forced out of business.

  5. 25. learning | 07 Mar 2013

    Govt banks: Rice funding costs rise as risk rises

    About banking & agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » As govt becomes sole buyer of rice in country & govt rice stocks rise with few sales, govt bank borrowing costs grow.

  6. 26. learning | 22 Nov 2012

    China rice sales: Maybe, maybe not

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Govt did sign rice agreement with China but not a binding promise to buy rice. No amount, price or time was given, just an vague "intention"

  7. 27. learning | 01 Nov 2012

    Thai Farming: Big changes needed

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » World rice markets changing so Thai rice farming needs to change too. Spend limited money on improved rice varieties for future competitiveness.

  8. 28. learning | 05 Sep 2012

    ADB: Govt rice policy disrupts world rice markets

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Better to invest in R&D to cope with climate change & cooperate to build Asean rice reserve.

  9. 29. learning | 23 Aug 2012

    Thailand & neighbors join together on rice

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Five leading Asean rice producing countries have a plan to cooperate on exports to boost rice prices by 10% every year.

  10. 30. learning | 20 Aug 2012

    Rice policy: Lucky so far

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Govt rice policy has improved livelihoods this year but prices far above market & losses likely if bet on rising prices lost, warehouses full plus rice quality issues.

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