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Govt approves Bt20 billion to pay farmers

BANGKOK, Mar 18 - Caretaker Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said today that he has approved withdrawal of Bt20 billion from the state central fund...

Commerce Ministry reviews strategy on sales of stockpiled rice

BANGKOK, 17 Mar 2014 Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan is today calling a meeting of related officials to discuss the rice...

Unhappy farmers dump rice, obstruct Finance Ministry entrances

BANGKOK, March 13 - Farmers rallying at the Finance Ministry were dissatisfied with their discussions with officials, and in frustration dumped rice obstructing five...

Thailand to sell 400,000 tonnes of rice to China this month

China has initially agreed to buy 400,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand, pending an official contract this month, said caretaker Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan....

Cabinet allocates Bt20 billion for rice payments to farmers

BANGKOK, Feb 25 – The caretaker Cabinet today approved Bt20 billion from the central fund for overdue payments to farmers from the rice pledging...

Farmers hail govt promise to pay overdue debts within month

BANGKOK, Feb 17 – Farmers have welcomed the government’s move to pay them Bt4 billion daily, starting today until the Bt130 billion in overdue...

PM: Farmers will be paid on Feb 17

BANGKOK, 14 February 2014 The Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reaffirmed that all farmers registered with the government’s rice support program...

Farmers sue PM and ministers over damages from rice scheme

BANGKOK, 13 February 2014 A group of 50 farmers have filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and relevant ministers for their failure...

‘Niwatthamrong’ affirms 60 billion paid to farmers

BANGKOK 7 February 2014 The Commerce Minister has brushed aside claims that the Ministry has been six months late in its payments to farmers...

Commerce Ministry confirms it has enough fund for rice mortgage scheme

BANGKOK, 9 Jan 2014 The Commerce Ministry has reaffirmed that it has enough fund for the rice pledging scheme, expecting to make the payments...

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