Bangkok Post Report: Cropping reliance on subsidies

The country must not repeat the mistakes of the rice-pledging scheme, experts warn. The old saying “when you put the first button on wrong, the following buttons and the whole shirt will be wrong” seems to be the best way to describe the Yingluck Shinawatra government’s rice-pledging scheme that has caused the country a very […]

Short-term rice aid proposed

Phusadee Arunmas  Plan will limit crop production costs Measures to address low paddy prices and spiralling production costs are likely to be finalised tomorrow, but some farmers may feel a bit disappointed as neither cash handouts nor any other sort of compensation will be involved. The meeting between Gen Chatchai Sarikalya, deputy head of economic […]