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Farmers struggle to sell rice salvaged from flooded farms


A farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima province is desperately attempting to sell rice that has mostly been damaged by the flood.

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Yuang Prajongklang, 67, a resident of Phimai district, said that he had leased a 30-rai (4.8 hectares) land, at Bt1,500 per rai, to grow rice.

He had to pay Bt500 per rai for a machine to harvest the rice but the output from one rai could only earn Bt1,000, which was two times lower than the cost.

Farmers struggle to sell rice salvaged from flooded farms

He said he had to salvage rice from the water and dry them in the sun in order to sell it and repay the debt.

Yuang said it was ironic that Thai farmers who grow rice are desperately in need of money to buy rice so that they could survive.

He said many other farmers were facing the same predicament.

Published : December 14, 2020

By : The Nation