Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:00
Authorities defend raid on foundation accused of producing marijuana medicines
THE OFFICE OF Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) yesterday defended the police action against noted agriculturalist Decha Siriphat and his colleague for allegedly illegally possessing marijuana, saying they would have faced negligence of duty charges if they failed to take legal action.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
Anutin joins activist Decha’s fight over cannabis
BHUMJAI THAI party leader Anutin Charnvirakul yesterday posted on his Facebook Page that he would post a bail for noted agriculturalist Decha Siriphat and his colleague, who were last week charged with illegally possessing marijuana.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:00
12% jump in Thai-China trade eyed
Commerce Ministry pushes agricultural
exports from Thai SMEs via competition
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
Parties rolling out the goodies
A MINIMUM income guarantee scheme, restructuring of the tax system, increase in minimum wage, price guarantee for agricultural products and boost for industry were some of the many promises that major political parties outlined as part of their election manifestos on the economy at a seminar.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
Major parties outline vision on farm issues
FOUR KEY and emerging parties, including Pheu Thai, Democrat and Future Forward, yesterday revealed their vision and policies to solve longstanding farm and land issues following requests from agricultural groups.
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:15
Special rainmaking unit to be set up to alleviate drought in Buri Ram
The northern operation office of the Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department will set up an operation unit in Buri Ram to seed clouds to alleviate drought in the province.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
BAAC helps farmers meet food safety standards
THE BANK for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has been successful in helping some farmers and community-based enterprises produce high-quality products that meet food-safety standards, Apirom Sukprasert, the bank’s president, said.
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
ARLO earmarks land to help decontaminate Klity Creek
LAND IN Kanchanaburi province owned by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ARLO) has been approved for use in the rehabilitation of the lead-contaminated Klity Creek, Agriculture Deputy Minister Wiwat Salyakamthorn said yesterday.
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
Poisonous air reveals rot at heart of government
It has been well known for many years that Thailand has a pollution problem. The nation is one of the highest users of poisonous agricultural chemicals.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
Govt to create data centre to help farm supply match demand
THE OFFICE of Agricultural Economics (OAE) will work with other government agencies to develop a data analytics system as part of the government’s effort to upgrade the management of Thailand’s farm sector.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
Palang Pracharath to review land policy
THE PALANG Pracharath Party would review its policy on agricultural reform land due to reservations expressed by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:00
PPP to pledge privatising ALRO farmlands in campaign
PRIVATISATION OF agricultural public lands held under the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) is being advanced as an election promise by Phalang Pracharat party, despite objections from the Prime Minister and land rights activists.
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:00
Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law
But fears grow that foreign multinationals are poised to pounce on vast new source of income for struggling agricultural sector
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:56
Beware ‘Canadian’ farmworker scam, Thai workers warned
The Department of Employment (DOE) is warning Thais who wish to work in the agricultural sector in Canada to beware of fraud on social networking sites.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:00
Confidence drops from agriculture, tourist dips
The Consumer Confidence index for October 2018 recorded 48.0, a drop from the previous month’s 48.4, due to the decline in agricultural prices and Chinese tourist visits, according to Thai Chamber of Commerce University reports yesterday.